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Update on why UM quarterback Jarren Williams, who is back practicing, was out Tuesday

University of Miami freshman running back Cam’Ron Davis (23) gets a tap on the head from freshman quarterback Jarren Williams at practice on Monday, August 13, 2018.
University of Miami freshman running back Cam’Ron Davis (23) gets a tap on the head from freshman quarterback Jarren Williams at practice on Monday, August 13, 2018. MIAMI HERALD

Freshman quarterback Jarren Williams, who returned to practice Wednesday after missing most of Tuesday’s session because he was being evaluated by medical staff, should be fine, UM coach Mark Richt said.

Richt told the Miami Herald during a one-on-one chat Wednesday afternoon that Williams has an abdominal strain and was sore.

Williams, the No. 4 quarterback, was practicing during media viewing and taking reps and making throws with the other quarterbacks. Williams left early in Tuesday’s practice and did not return.

On Wednesday, Williams was throwing different length passes, including a couple long ones while we were watching. The quarterback order remains fifth-year starter Malik Roser, followed by redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon, and Williams.

The person who was missing during media viewing Wednesday for the second consecutive day is 6-3, 260-pound redshirt senior Demetrius Jackson, who last season sustained a season-ending knee injury against Virginia Tech on Nov. 4 but said he had recuperated and was ready to roll. However, we saw Jackson Wednesday, as well as Tuesday, with the others when we went onto the field after practice ended.

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The starting offensive line Wednesday was, as has been the case, left tackle Tyree St. Louis, left guard Jahair Jones, center Tyler Gauthier, right guard Hayden Mahoney and right tackle Navaughn Donaldson.

The second-team offensive line was true freshman left tackle DJ Scaife Jr, (who replaced George Brown Jr. because Brown injured his MCL and was scheduled for surgery on his right knee, per UM), left guard Venzell Boulware, center Corey Gaynor, true freshman right guard Cleveland Reed Jr. and right tackle Kai-Leon Herbert.

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