JIMBO UPDATE: Fisher said Nile Lawrence-Stample should be back in full pads in the next couple of days and could play against Oregon in the semifinal.
The Florida State Seminoles returned to the practice fields Tuesday afternoon to continue preparation for the semifinal game against Oregon. It rained Tuesday morning so it was muggy.
Defensive tackle Nile Lawrence-Stample, who hasn't participated in practice since tearing his pectoral muscle against Clemson, was in pads for the first time Tuesday afternoon. While the rest of the team was fully dressed Lawrence-Stample wore shorts with his pads. He ran non-contact drills with the rest of the defensive line, and looked to head towards the middle of the field with his teammates as the media left the facility.
Eddie Goldman, Kevin Haplea, Tyler Hunter, Trey Marshall and Chad Mavety were not dressed out. Tre Jackson was also absent, but we were notified that he was just sick.
With Jackson out, Kareem Are was taking reps at right guard and looked comfortable at that position.
Karlos Williams, who made his return to practice on Sunday but remained in a blue no-contact jersey, was not in blue on Tuesday.
With Tuesday being another fundamental day for the team, the defense worked quite a bit on ball swarming drills.
Jimbo Fisher will speak with the media following practice.