TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The Crimson Tide practiced inside in full pads today, and injured receiver Kenny Bell (broken leg) went through some drills.
Bell had surgery on his leg Nov. 25. In addition to running a few short routes and catching passes, he also did some light jogging and skipping along with linebacker Denzel Devall, who hurt his knee last week. The “skipping” part is exactly as it sounds — they skipped like a child for about 20 or 30 yards.
Alabama coach Nick Saban has said it is uncertain if Bell will play in the BCS National Championship Game.
Alabama center Barrett Jones remained on the sideline with strength coach Scott Cochran, dressed in his football gear with a big black walking boot protecting his injured left foot. For most of the period in which reporters watched, Jones rode the exercise bike. He wore a black non-contact jersey.
True freshman linebacker Reggie Ragland is playing Notre Dame All-American Manti Te’o in practice with the scout team. Three different walk-ons wore No. 7 for receiver T.J. Jones for scout-team duty, and three others wore No. 80 for tight end Tyler Eifert.
Alabama will practice Saturay afternoon before taking off Sunday and Monday. The Tide will practice Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning before flying to Miami on Tuesday afternoon.
Some practice video shot by Brett Hudson:
Addition video of the Tide receivers, although it doesn’t include Bell: