We got a better idea of which players could contribute to the Seminoles’ Saturday road challenge against the Louisville Cardinals today— starting with some big news about a couple of big guys.
Kareem Are and Wilson Bell are listed as FSU’s starting left and right guards, respectively, but they’ve yet to start together this season. Are hasn’t played at all, due to a concussion, while Bell (ankle) did not participate against Charleston Southern after starting against Ole Miss. But both practiced on Tuesday according to Jimbo Fisher, a very good sign for the ‘Noles.
Safety Nate Andrews, who’s not played because of a calf injury, also practiced. His return comes at just the right time for Florida State, as Jimbo Fisher announced today that Derwin James will miss 5-7 weeks after meniscus surgery. Andrews could very well factor into the plan to replace James in the FSU secondary.
And despite reports from another site indicating that freshman quarterback Malik Henry would return from suspension today, Fisher told us that Henry is, indeed, still suspended.
Sources: Fullback Freddie Stevenson (ankle) remains out, and receiver Nyquan Murray was seen in a walking boot.