Quick HiTs: Worley limited, Thomas out, Jackson returns
Justin Worley still didn't throw a pass in any of the open portions of Tennessee's practice Wednesday afternoon, and Coleman Thomas also was not on the practice field.
Guard Marcus Jackson did return, albeit with a limp, to Haslam Field and got some work with the Vols' pieced-together offensive line. Kyler Kerbyson got more work at left tackle, and Jashon Robertson continued to get work at both guard positions. Mack Crowder remained working at center, though both Kerbyson and Dylan Wiesman continued to get snaps with the quarterbacks. Wiesman got more work at right guard as well, and Jacob Gilliam and Brett Kendrick continued to get work at tackle as well.
At quarterback, Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman both continued to get work with Tennessee's first-team unit, as did Worley. Jalen Hurd will clearly start again at tailback for the Vols, who are close to getting the majority of their perimeter skill players back with Von Pearson, Marquez North and Josh Malone.
The Vols also repped kickoff return, with both Evan Berry as the primary deep man and Malik Foreman alongside him. Others on the Vols' starting kickoff return team were: Cortez McDowell, Todd Kelly Jr., Ryan Jenkins, Rashaan Gaulden, Max Arnold, Devaun Swafford, Jakob Johnson, Ethan Wolf and Justin King.
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