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FSU practice report: The injury bug hits Florida State

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There were numerous impact players who missed Saturday’s practice.

There was a lot going on at Florida State practice with numerous new injuries to the teams and a player moving from defensive back to wide receiver.

Injured/Absent:

Freshman OL Brady Scott continues to nurse a broken foot. WR Da’Vante Phillips was not present after being indefinitely suspended following his arrest for fraud on Friday. Freshman defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen was practicing with a non-contact jersey. Out of practice and working on the electrical bikes were defensive tackles Adam Torres and Arthur Williams, wide receiver D.J. Matthews pulled a hamstring, and freshman DB Cyrus Fagan had a swollen knee that may require further examination. Defensive tackle Ja’len Parks was also held. Additionally, defensive end Joshua Kaindoh did not practice due to a “little tweak” as described by Fisher. He expects him back within the coming days. Linebacker Dontavious Jackson was out with an illness.

Note: The injuries and diagnoses were per Jimbo Fisher in his post-practice presser. The full interview is uploading and will be published here upon completion.

Jimbo Fisher talks about a Florida State Seminoles Football defensive back moving to wide receiver along with the new injuries to hit the team.

Posted by TomahawkNation.com on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Offense:

There was a new addition working with the wide receivers on Saturday with defensive back Malique Jackson working out at that position. The first offensive line looked the same as the previous practices from left to right: Rick Leonard, Landon Dickerson, Alec Eberle, Cole Mishew and Derrick Kelly. Second to go from left to right were Josh Ball, David Robbins, Baveon Johnson, Ethan Frith and Brock Ruble. QB James Blackman continued to impress, just watch this dime he threw to fellow freshman Alexander Marshall below.

Defense:

The first defensive sequence saw Tarvarus McFadden and Levonta Taylor at cornerback, defensive line from left to right was Brian Burns, Derrick Nnadi, Demarcus Christmas and Josh Sweat with Josh Brown rushing on the rep that I saw. Ro’Derrick Hoskins was set up at linebacker with Matt Thomas while Derwin James and Trey Marshall were in the back at safety. Fisher insisted after his post-practice press conference that the depth-chart is not set in stone. DT Marvin Wilson continues to impress with his versatility despite his large 6’5 332 lb. frame.

Special Teams:

Ricky Aguayo booted one onto the roof of the indoor practice facility from 30-yards out. Lining up to return kicks were Levonta Taylor, Derwin James, Nqywan Murray, Keith Gavin and Zaquandre White.

Next:

Florida State will hold Media Day tomorrow, Sunday, and the team’s practice will be fully open to the public.