Geno Smith Gone, Cam Robinson Hurt

The Alabama safety with the most experience, Geno Smith, is no longer on the roster. Fortunately for Alabama, Geno Matias-Smith, the same person with a slightly different name, remains with the Crimson Tide. The junior from Atlanta decided to legally change his name to include his mother’s last name and completed the process this summer. His new jersey has Matias-Smith above his number 24.

In other notes from Alabama Media Day and Fan Day open practice:

Offensive tackle Cameron Robinson, the subject of a rumor based on a Saturday evening twitter feed that had him suffering a broken foot, has a slightly sprained knee. He was walking with no visible problem prior to the start of Sunday’s practice. Alabama Coach Nick Saban seemed to be aware of the rumor, which was based on Robinson “being carried from the field.”

The coach pointed out that “When players get injured in practice, we take every precaution to make sure there's not a serious injury.” And one had the feeling he wanted to say more.

Saban brought up the latest injury list. He said that wide receiver Chris Black and tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith both had twisted ankles and neither was expected to miss much work. He also said defensive back Marlon Humphrey has a pulled muscle and will be out “a few days.”

Wide receiver Raheem Falkins, who is not on the list of 105 in fall camp because he is rehabilitating from surgery following a leg fracture, was at Saturday’s practice and had crutches, though he seemed to be carrying them more than using them.

One feature of Media Day is the team photograph. It’s always interesting to see which players are placed next to Saban in the middle of the front row. You wouldn’t have been able to bet against the favorites, center Ryan Kelly and linebacker Reggie Ragland. And those were the two.


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