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FSU practice report: Injury report nears double-digit entries

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There were plenty of Florida State Seminoles held out of Thursday’s practice.

It was another hot and steamy day with the heat index reaching 103 degrees by the middle of practice. That didn’t stop the players, coaches, or scouts from the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, and Seattle Seahawks from being out there.

Injured/Absent:

OL Brady Scott continues to miss time recovering from his broken foot.

Cyrus Fagan missed another practice on Thursday with his knee injury. After practice, Fisher said that he had a genetic condition which formed an excess amount of cartilage that led to swelling. He had surgery to clear it out and will be back in 3-4 weeks.

Defensive tackle Adam Torres was out once again with freshman linebacker Ja’len Parks not participating in Thursday’s practice either.

Freshman defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen continued to practice with a blue non-contact jersey. Fullback Jonathan Vickers is still recovering from his illness and was not at Thursday’s practice. The same goes for LB Matthew Thomas.

Freshman tight end Alexander Marshall will miss the next 4-6 weeks after Jimbo Fisher said the freshman had pins inserted into his fingers after a ball split one of his fingers open.

Senior Defensive back Nate Andrews was held out Thursday as well.

Offense:

Receiver D.J. Matthews was back in practice yet again and has not been limited by the pulled hamstring that forced him to miss practice last week.

Malique Jackson continues his transition from cornerback to wide receiver. It looks as this may be a permanent move given the amount of time he has spent with the group at practice.

Freshman QB James Blackman has impressed me throughout the fall camp session. Fisher said he was impressed by the young quarterback.

Defense:

Defensive end Josh Kaindoh was back at practice for the second straight open-to-the-media session. He did not participate in Sunday’s open practice however Sweat was working out on the sideline.

Defensive end Brian Burns continues to run drills at a ridiculous pace. Likewise, Joshua Kaindoh has stood out on the defensive end front.

Junior defensive end Josh Sweat was in pads, however did not participate in warmups or the first two periods of the drills we were able to watch. After practice, Fisher said that he did practice.

On Thursday, Derwin James lined up at wide receiver for one rep and was guarded by wide receiver Nyqwan Murray. I’ll let you guess who won that battle.

Special Teams:

Ricky Aguayo made his final field goal, a long of 45-yards.

Next:

Florida State’s next open practice will be on Saturday. The team will practice tomorrow, however, it will be closed to the media.