Florida State returned to the practice field on Tuesday morning and there are some encouraging signs as the Seminoles begin preparations for Saturday’s game against NC State.
Quarterback James Blackman (knee) walked without a limp onto the practice field, wearing his normal brace on the left knee. He later was seen jogging around the field and took part in the open portions of practice, handing off to running backs and throwing to quarterbacks during position workouts.
Blackman has an MCL sprain and a bone bruise, a source told the Osceola. But he is moving around like a quarterback who intends to make every effort to play on Saturday.
You can see FSU’s quarterback throw passes in the video below from Tuesday. From left to right are Jordan Travis (13), Alex Hornibrook (12) and Blackman (1).
FSU’s first-team offensive line was (from left) Abdul Bello, Brady Scott, Baveon Johnson, Mike Arnold and Ryan Roberts. Jauan Williams (ankle) was not seen during the open portion of practice.
Tailback Anthony Grant was mostly an observer and not a participant during the open portion. The same can be said for punter Logan Tyler, who was at practice but did not kick or punt during the open practice window.
Analyst Jim Leavitt was observing the defense. George Henshaw, who has not formally been hired by FSU, was also observing the offense.