Alabama took Wednesday’s practice inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility, ahead of Saturday’s homecoming game against Arkansas. The Crimson Tide practiced in full pads.

Observations:

- Alabama’s top four running backs – Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough – did not wear scout team jerseys. Of the running back corps as a whole, these four – not surprisingly – were the only ones who did not wear scout-team jerseys.

- During the second viewing period, the wide receivers separated into three lines – X, Z and H. Freshman Calvin Ridley, followed by Daylon Charlot, led the X line; ArDarius Stewart, then Cam Sims, in the Z line; and Richard Mullaney was just ahead of Chris Black in the H line.

- Raheem Falkins, who was back practicing last week following a leg fracture suffered this summer, made an impressive one-handed snag in the end zone during that second viewing period.

- Scouts from the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills watched practice from the sideline.

 

Several Alabama players continued to wear scout-team jerseys, emulating key Arkansas players. Of these players, most have been wearing the same scout team jersey all week. Here is a list of the ones we saw Wednesday:

- At running back, Ronnie Clark and Derrick Gore wore No. 3 for Arkansas star Alex Collins. Lawrence Erekosima wore No. 22 for freshman backup Rawleigh Williams III.

- For the wide receivers, Derek Kief and Deionte Thompson wore junior Drew Morgan’s No. 80 for the third straight day.

- From the tight ends, Johnny Dwight, as well as a few walk-ons, had on No. 84 for tight end Hunter Henry.

- In the secondary, freshmen Shaun Burgess-Becker and Kendall Sheffield continued to wear No. 9 for redshirt freshman defensive back Santos Ramirez and No. 2 for junior DJ Dean, respectively.

- Among the outside linebackers, Jamey Mosley and Joshua McMillon again wore No. 48 for junior defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr.

Next:

Saban and selected players will speak to the media after practice tonight around 6 p.m.