Eddie Jackson On Field As Practice Begins

When Alabama Coach Nick Saban said that he expected Eddie Jackson to return from a spring knee injury and surgery in the 2014 season, there were knowing winks and, “Yeah, but he didn’t say WHEN in the 2014 season.” How about the first day?

Eddie Jackson, a 6-0, 188-pound sophomore who seemed to be coming on fast in his freshman season at Alabama, was injured in the Crimson Tide’s first scrimmage of the spring in early April. He had suffered an ACL injury that required surgery.

When the Crimson Tide started fall camp Friday morning with primarily veteran players, there was Jackson working with the cornerbacks, which means working under Nick Saban, who coaches the corners.

Alabama’s practice was to continue Friday night with primarily newcomers participating. Fan Day is Sunday with an open practice at Bryant-Denny Stadium beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDT.

Bama opens the season Aug. 30 against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

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