Tuesday Afternoon Practice Report

Tennessee was back to work on Tuesday mainly trying to improve on mistakes that occured this weekend against the Bulldogs.

"We got a lot of good work with the young guys today which is always important," Coach Phillip Fulmer said this afternoon. "We try and get our young players some reps during the off week. We usually try and get our older players healed up and rested in that time period." Coach Fulmer also mentioned that he liked how true freshman Rob Smith and Aaron Kirkland have looked so far. Jonathan Wade and Chris Hannon got several balls thrown their way in practice. Wade had a nice end around run on Saturday, but has yet to make an impact catching the football. Hannon is still trying to get his routes down to a more precise level.

Fulmer said many of the injured players that have missed in the last few weeks should be fine. Here is a tentative rundown:

Casey Clausen sat out practice today and will probably sit out all this week. Fulmer said he is hopeful to have him back on Monday of next week, but he is not sure of anything at this point.

Cedric Houston was back at practice on Tuesday. He is still wearing the soft cast on his right hand. Houston saw some snaps at fullback today. If Tennessee tries to get a special Sprint package for James Banks, then they will probably try and get the quickest personel in the lineup. That would mean Houston would fit into that mold.

Alex Walls is expected to return against Alabama next weekend. James Wilhoit worked with the second team kicking unit today and could possibly take off the redshirt if Walls can't play.

Michael Munoz looks to be fine after sitting out the last part of the Georgia game. Coach Fulmer said Mike would be back at practice this week.

Kelley Washington missed Tuesday's practice to attend a doctor's appointment. Fulmer said Kelley's neck was fine and he should be ready to go tomorrow or Thursday.

The Tennessee Volunteers welcomed some NFL scouts on Tuesday afternoon to the practice field. Representatives from the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, to name a few, were present to see first hand what Tennessee would sport in next April's draft.

The Vols will practice tomorrow and Thursday before breaking for the weekend.


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