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Florida State's offensive line could still be missing two key starters for the Seminoles' season-opener at Miami next Monday in the Orange Bowl. Center <b>David Castillo</b> returned to practice briefly on Monday, while <b>Bobby Meeks</b> continues to be sidelined by his ankle. Click here for an update.

Florida State's offensive line is considered a team strength. The Seminoles returned all five starters from last season and the unit also features quality depth.

Well, it appears that depth could be tested immediately in the season-opener at Miami next Monday.

Starting center David Castillo returned to practice briefly on Monday, while senior guard Bobby Meeks continues to be sidelined by a high ankle sprain.

FSU coach Bobby Bowden once again said John Frady and Ron Lunford are in line to start if the injured pair is unable to play against the Hurricanes.

"Castillo got in a little bit today, I think he got in a couple plays it wasn't a lot though," Bowden said.

"Meeks I am not sure got any. I would think our depth this year is as good or better than last year. I wish we had Castillo and Meeks. If we had both of them then we would really be in good shape on the offensive line."

Frady earned his first career start against Virginia last season in place of injured Castillo. He was the first true freshman to start in 18 seasons under offensive line coach Jimmy Heggins. Frady also stepped in for an injured Castillo against Miami and played well.

Lunford, meanwhile, played in all 13 games last season as a sophomore and started in three at tight guard.

"Lunford would go first and then Frady would go at center," Bowden said. "He is your next best center right now so that's who we would go with. He has come a long way since last year."

Meeks, who started nine games last year and played in 11 overall, says he feels better but remains unsure of his status.

"I am doing a little bit better," he said.

"I still have a little ways to go. I just have to give it one day at a time and see how it goes. I am just trying to trust the ankle, let it go and not think about it as much."


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