Practice report: Host of injured starters return, a new face working with the defensive backs

By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor

If practice is any indication, LSU may be as healthy as its been in weeks heading into Saturday’s clash with Florida in Gainesville.

Running back Derrius Guice, defensive end Rashard Lawrence, right tackle Toby Weathersby, H-back JD Moore and nose tackle Ed Alexander all participated as LSU went through its non-padded Monday practice.

All five of those players missed LSU’s 24-21 loss to Troy due to various injuries. Outside linebacker Corey Thompson, who left the game with an apparent stinger, was also at practice. Reserves tight end Caleb Roddy and offensive lineman Donvaughn Campbell also participated.

Among regular contributors, running back Darrel Williams and defensive back Xavier Lewis were absent. There was, however, a new face working with the defensive backs.

Freshman JaCoby Stevens was working with the safeties during practice Monday. The No. 1 safety in the 2017 signing class had shifted to offense during fall camp and since moved from wide receiver to F-back. Now it appears he may be moving back to his normal position.

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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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