The afternoon session was missing tight ends D.J. Williams, and Ben Cleveland, tailback Dennis Johnson, wideouts Greg Childs and Marques Wade, safety Anthony Leon and offensive lineman DeMarcus Love and Kareem Crowell.
Offensive lineman Grant Cook suffered a knee injury during practice, but that is not thought to be serious.
All a part of preseason camp says noted defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard.
"We're in full pads, so we're going to have some bumps that are going to keep you out for a day or so and the guys that are out, the trainers are doing a good job with them getting them back out on the field as soon as possible," Sheppard said. "We had a couple guys out today, but they'll be back more than likely tomorrow."
Offensive line coach Mike Summers expects his guys to be okay.
"We have physical practices and guys are trying hard," Summers said. "There's a lot of bodies in there that are going really hard. Every now and then guys are going to run together. Hopefully, none of the injuries are too serious."
Sheppard (6-2, 291) was honored as one of the Outland Trophy nominees announced on Tuesday.
"It really doesn't change anything," Sheppard said. "The season hasn't come yet. I got to keep working. That's something it would be an honor to hopefully one day win something like that, but right now it's a team thing. I'm worried about going out and winning the first game and winning the ones after that."
He is pleased with how the defensive line – which saw end Jake Bequette (6-5, 271) move into tackle for snaps on Tuesday and incoming defensive end Caleb Evans (6-4, 243) working with the ones – is progressing in early practices.
"It's going good," Sheppard said. "We're working on the small things that we need to correct, especially me, using my hands and come out here and be aggressive every day. it's going to pay off the first game."
Special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach John L. Smith addressed the media after the second workout.
Bret Harris (5-11, 225) was once again working with the first team linebackers with Jerry Franklin (6-1, 241) moving into the middle and Freddy Burton (6-2, 231) at an outside backer as well.
"In moving Bret, it is a matter of the staff sitting down and trying to get your best 11 on the field, the 11 who have worked the hardest, those guys who have earned the opportunity to play on the field," Smith said. "That's what you would give a guy that opportunity."
Harris had been running third-team behind Burton and Jerico Nelson (5-10, 205) at the Sam linebacker position.
"He brings some thing to the table and we will just have to wait and see how he develops," Smith said. "He has got good speed, he is very, very intelligent guy. You take a look at him and you say 'Gosh, is there some way we can get him on the field more than lining up behind a Freddy and a Jerico?'"
Burton and Nelson were splitting time during Tuesday workouts depending on the scheme the offensive brought at the defense.
"It depends on what we are going to see and what kind of offense and how the game develop," Smith said. "If it develops and you are going to get them down and they are going to throw the football and be in more situations where they have to be one-dimensional, Jerico will probably be on the field a lot more.
"If they are two-dimensional and playing base defenses, then Freddy will probably be out there the majority," Smith added. "I see needing both of those guys as well as everybody else. We need them both to get through a game and run what we want to run."
Smith likes what he sees depth-wise and praised true freshman linebacker Terrell Williams (6-3, 225).
"There are a few new guys that are going to help out," Smith said. "I think Williams is going to help and be a heck of a player and I think they are pushing each other and they all are working hard. When you get good is when you create great competition."
Junior kicker Alex Tejada was solid in the afternoon session and booted a 49-yard field goal with junior college transfer Britton Forrester and walk-on Cameron Bryan also getting boots in.
"We are still getting a lot of things in," Smith said. "They have been kicking a lot – all of those kids. But it was just okay. It will get better. I expect it will get a lot better everywhere. We are still learning everywhere along the board and still getting stuff at them. At this point in camp, a lot of things are still going in."
Forrester and freshman walk on Dillon Breeding of Hoover, Ala., are vying for the starting punter spot.
"I tell you what, the punters have been pretty good so far," Smith said. "The competition is good, they have both been hitting the ball pretty darn good. It could come down to just operation time and who can get it out the quickest. So we will have to wait and see on that."
Michael Smith and Joe Adams seem to have a step up on the punt return duties.
"I like what I have seen," Smith said. "I think our ability to catch the ball is real good. I don't think that is going to be a problem. I think we are going to have some quickness once we get it in our hands.
"You take a look at Michael or Joe – those guys have got some make you miss in them," Smith added. "I really like what they have been doing and again they are taking that as competition. They will come out and tell me afterward, ‘Coach, I didn't drop one today; I caught them all.'"
While it will no doubt help Smith's pro prospects, that is not the main reason to get the senior star running back in that position.
"That's not why you take a look," John L. Smith said. "You take a look because it is going to make us better. It is going to be better for us, but personally for him it is going to be a good thing, too, to put that on your resume."
As far as kickoff return, it is just getting work according to Smith.
"We have got two practices in on a little bit of kickoff return," Smith said. "It is not definitely where we want it to be yet, but it is getting there. When we kick it off in person other than the jugs, we are a lot better because the timing is more realistic if that makes sense. It is a matter of those guys understanding positioning, where they have to put their body and it comes down to timing after that."
He likes seeing freshman tailback Ronnie Wingo (6-3, 218) back as a kickoff returner.
"He could be a kickoff return guy," Smith said. "It is not etched in stone with any of those guys back there, but I tell you what we really like his toughness and we like him on the special teams he has been on. We have been working him on punt as well…He is a big body that can really run. So you want to take every opportunity and give him a shot to be a guy back there."
Arkansas will have just a single practice at 9 a.m. on Wednesday before returning to two-a-days on Thursday.