TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A couple of injured players appeared to have made progress today.
Alabama linebacker Denzel Devall still is in a black non-contact jersey, but he was going through some drills. Also, receiver Kenny Bell ran some pass routes, although he limped noticeably when running downfield on at least one occasion.
Bell had surgery on his broken leg Nov. 25, and it didn’t appear he had any chance of playing the rest of the year. Now, even with the limp, he isn’t totally out of the picture. Still, I’d be surprised if he played any at all against Notre Dame on Jan. 7.
Tide center Barrett Jones (left foot) dressed out but wore a black non-contact jersey and was riding an exercise bike during the media viewing period. The game kicks off in nine days, and Tide coach Nick Saban wants Jones to have a little bit practice work before allowing him to play.
The Tide worked out indoors again, as the players wore shorts, shoulder pads and helmets. They allowed reporters inside the facility for one six-minute period.