Practice report: Aug. 21 

August, 21, 2012
8/21/12
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama returned to the practice fields on Tuesday after the first back-to-back off days since the start of preseason camp.

But the 48 hours off weren't enough to heal up some players.

Here are a few notes and observations from the media viewing period of practice, including one key receiver wearing a black no-contact jersey:

  • Amari Cooper did not practice Tuesday. The true freshman receiver expected to play significant snaps this season was wearing a black no-contact jersey while riding the stationary bike.
  • Eddie Lacy, who sprained his ankle and knee during Saturday's scrimmage, was dressed out but did not take any snaps with the rest of the running backs. His left ankle was heavily wrapped. He did not wear a black jersey.
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