Kentucky to have playmakers Blue, Heard back

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops announced Thursday that running back Braylon Heard and receiver Javess Blue were both able to practice and are expected to be on the field Saturday when the Wildcats play at Florida.

"They were out there a little bit, so we'll see," Stoops said. "They'll be able to make the trip (to Gainesville). We'll get something out of them."

Blue and Heard both starred, albeit briefly, in the Cats' season-opening 59-14 win over UT-Martin. Blue caught a 42-yard pass to set up an early touchdown, but left the game with an ankle injury. Heard had explosive touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards on his only two carries before spraining an ankle hurdling the last defender's tackle on the second carry.

Neither player was active in last week's 20-3 win over Ohio.

While the Cats should have two of their better skilled players back in action, they will be without a starting offensive lineman. Junior guard Zach West remains sidelined indefinitely with an unusual neck ailment that has developed fluid around it. He has not practiced this week.

That means redshirt freshman Cole Mosier, a 6-foot-6, 348-pound walk-on, will be making his second consecutive start at left guard. He has earned high praise from the UK staff for his play throughout fall camp and into the first two games of the season.

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