TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said running back Josh Jacobs status for the opener versus Florida State is still up in the air.
Jacobs, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury, was listed in Alabama’s two-deep depth chart as a co-backup with Najee Harris. Bo Scabrough and Damien Harris are listed as co-starters.
“He’s still day-to-day. Still rehabbing,” Saban said. “We probably won’t be able to make that call until midweek. That’s about as much as I can tell you about it right now.”
Jacobs missed both of Alabama’s scrimmages during fall camp, and missed a considerable amount of practice time due to the injury. He returned to the field last week, but was still limited during the media viewing periods of practice.
Jacobs is considered a change-of-pace back who can catch the ball out of the backfield. He’s an elusive runner, who often made the first defender miss last season. Jacobs averaged 6.6 yards per carry in 2016.
Jacobs rushed for 564 yards and 4 touchdowns on 86 carries as a freshman last season. He also had 166 receiving yards.
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