Practice notes + observations - Aug. 19


One of the top notes from today’s practice is freshman Trey Knox was not on the field for the open portion of the workout. Freshman receiver Treylon Burks was present and in red, which is standard for offensive players. Burks was rumored to have a thigh bruise following Saturday’s scrimmage. Jordan Jones (foot) was also absent.

Offensive lineman Colton Jackson was back full go as well after battling a nagging foot injury that held him out of a couple of practices last week. Taking a look at some of OL group work, Jackson worked at left tackle with the first time alongside LG Kirby Adcock, C Ty Clary, RG Myron Cunningham and RT Dalton Wagner. Sophomore OL Audry Horn, from Little Rock Catholic, was at practice as well in shorts.

Defensively, projected starters Jarques McClellion (corner) and Greg Brooks (nickel) were in standard white jerseys. McClellion wore green multiple days in Week 2 and Brooks did the same and sat out Saturday’s scrimmage after hyperextending his thumb in the team’s first scrimmage of the preseason.

Chad Morris will meet with reporters briefly following practice to update some injuries. Stay posted for that.

Notable absences

WR Trey Knox (unknown)

WR Jordan Jones (believed to be a foot injury)

WR Deon Stewart (ACL, out for season)

WR Koilan Jackson (knee, out about 2 more weeks)

WR Kendall Catalon

OL Austin Capps (knee sprain)

TE Cheyenne O’Grady (minor injury, had surgery last week; will be back for 1st game, per Chad Morris)

DE Eric Gregory (left foot, out several weeks; replaced on camp roster by former Farmington HS player Reid Turner)

WR Daulton Hyatt (hamstring, replaced on the 110-man roster by freshman receiver Brett Nabors)

OL Noah Gatlin (out, ACL)

Well sunny beaches!!! I sure thought we was going to have a whole host of WRs
for this offense, but it looks like they are dropping faster than Usain Bolt can
sprint 100 meters. Damn that injury bug… quick get some RAID to kill those
bugs quick!!

Chad just came in. Recap:

Knox was sick today. Jordan Jones out 2.5-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Deon Stewart is done for the year. Koilan Jackson could be back late this week, and O’Grady should be back early next week.