- Pinkel said both have the potential to play, provided they earn it. “I think they’re both competing, they’re both doing well, they’re both talented," Pinkel said. "Russell today, you can see it a little bit, he’s got fresh legs out there and he was able to participate which is really good. So we’ll just see how it goes."Worth noting
Redshirt freshman linebacker Brandon Durant has decided to leave the team for personal reasons, team spokesman Chad Moller said. Durant, from Copperas Cove, Tex., was listed behind Zaviar Gooden and Darvin Ruise
at weakside linebacker in the first depth chart of the fall.Injury report
Missouri got a little good news on the medical front today, as Hansbrough and defensive tackle Lucas Vincent
each shed their red non-contact jerseys and participated in practice. Vincent got some work with the No. 2 defense.
*On the other hand, starting linebackerZaviar Gooden - who played in Saturday's scrimmage - sat out most of practice with an injury. Junior linebacker Donovan Bonner
, who was the star of the spring game, took his place with the first team.
*Inside receiverJimmie Hunt, who hauled in six passes during Saturday's scrimmage, wore a boot on his left ankle to protect a sprained foot while outside receivers L'Damian Washington (bruised shoulder) and Rolandis Woodland
also sat out. All three played in Saturday's scrimmage.
*With Hunt, freshman tight endSean Culkin and receivers T.J. Moe and Eric Waters - all of whom are expected to log playing time at Missouri's inside receiving positions this year - still sitting out, I noticed Gahn McGaffie, Bud Sasser and Jaleel Clark getting some reps with the first team. Freshman Dorial Green-Beckham
got some second-team reps, as well.
*Also sitting out: offensive tackleChris Freeman, running back Greg White, offensive tackle Justin Britt and cornerback Kip Edwards. All four sat out Saturday's scrimmage, as well. Offensive guard Travis Ruth (triceps) and offensive tackle Taylor Chappell
(knee) are out for the season with their respective injuries.Next up
I spotted starting middle linebacker Will Ebner and defensive tackle Evan Winston
walking off the field with apparent injuries this morning I hope to have some sort of update on each during this afternoon's practice, which begins at 3:45 p.m.To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor and on Instagram at TerezPaylor.