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Arkansas senior WR Jared Cornelius (back) has been taken off the 105-man roster until the start of classes on August 21.

Cornelius fought through back injuries last season and was waylaid once more in late July, when he suffered yet another. This newest one will cost him an extended period of time. We would not be surprised if he is forced to miss regular-season action barring a sudden turnaround on the health front.
Aug 11 - 6:35 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielama said that sophomore WR Brandon Martin is working through a "soft tissue" issue with his back.

Martin (6'4/205) has received treatment for the injury and will need to sit out the next few days of practice. Coming out to Arkansas after playing a year of JUCO ball, the sophomore wideout ranked as the No. 1 receiver on ESPN's JC50 for the 2017 cycle.
Aug 10 - 6:31 PM

Arkansas sophomore WR T.J. Hammonds (knee) is expected to miss about four weeks while recovering from surgery.

Hammonds was injured at the start of camp and subsequently underwent knee surgery. An initial timetable was not given by Arkansas, but it is now looking like he will be out of action for the next four weeks or thereabouts. It might be a bridge too far to expect him to suit up for the season-opener against Florida A&M on August 31, but he could get back into the swing of things some time in September depending on how quickly and smoothly his rehab goes.
Aug 4 - 4:31 PM

Arkansas sophomore WR T.J. Hammonds will miss an extended period of time after suffering a knee injury that required surgery.

Hammonds suffered a meniscus injury last August and this could be a similar occurrence. Hammonds was working with the starters before going down. "A source said this injury is believed to be worse than the previous and is expected to require more recovery time," beat writer Trent Sadid added.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 3 - 10:26 AM

Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos said redshirt freshman WR Jordan Jones had four touchdown catches in the first three days of camp.

"All have come on deep passes, in which he has displayed elite speed," noted Trent Shadid of SEC Country. Jones has worked almost exclusively with the first team. "I’ve said since Jordan has been here the sky is the limit for him talent-wise," Enos said. "He’s one of the best I’ve ever been around as far as just the ability to run, body type, the ball skills and all that. If he can match it with his desire and intelligence, which he’s shown us here in three days he’s on track to do, I think we’ve got a special player." Jones (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) is an intriguing deep sleeper for a Razorback team that returns only one receiver with more than 2 career receptions (Jared Cornelius). "That guy can play," QB Austin Allen said. "I’m a big fan of his. I think he is gonna make a name for himself this year. It’s speed, size and body control for him. He has got the whole package."
Source: SEC Country
Jul 31 - 2:15 PM

Arkansas senior WR Jared Cornelius will miss "an extended period of time" after he suffered a back injury in Thursday's workout.

It's the same back issue that plagued him last season. And because of it, he hadn't been cleared for full participation in camp. We don't yet have a timeline on Cornelius' return. Arkansas is hoping it's soon, because Cornelius is the only returning receiver with any meaningful experience. He finished with a 32-515-4 receiving line in 11 games last year.
Jul 31 - 12:33 PM

SEC Country's Eric Bolin notes that Arkansas redshirt sophomore WR La'Michael Pettway has "the makings of a good possession receiver."

"Pettway isn’t overly fast, but at 6-2, 220 pounds, the build is there to be a first-down machine," Bolin writes. Last season, the redshirt sophomore's lone catch went for a 10-yard touchdown. His main obstacle to more consistent playing time is a somewhat passive attitude. Bolin passes along that Pettway "had times when he’s been in [HC Bret] Bielema’s and wide receiver coach [Michael] Smith’s doghouse." Smith elaborated on this in the spring, saying, "I was kinda ticked off at him because I think it’s foolish of a man to sit back in the background and wait for something to happen instead of going out and attacking and trying to get it."
Source: SEC Country
Jul 21 - 4:41 PM

SEC Country's Eric Bolin writes that Arkansas junior WR Jonathan Nance is "definitely in the mix at both the perimeter and in the slot."

This spring, Arkansas WR coach Michael Smith said of the 6-foot, 182-pound Nance, "I’m really happy with [him]. I told you guys that before. Brandon [Martin] got a lot of the newspapers writing about him, but Jonathan Nance is an extremely good one." Nance spent the past two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before signing on with the Razorbacks as the No. 117 overall JUCO prospect on the 247Sports composite this winter.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 21 - 2:43 PM

SEC Country's Eric Bolin writes that Arkansas redshirt sophomore WR Deon Stewart "profiles as a prototypical slot guy."

"Stewart’s spring camp had some public moments that were less than impressive," Bolin writes in his preview of Arkansas' wideouts for the coming season. "The lithe wideout from Brookland, Ark., had a couple drops, some adjustments to his formation and so on. But when he was on, he was tough to handle." This past season, the 5-foot-11, 162-pounder played in all 12 of Arkansas' games. He was used mostly on special teams, where he worked as a kick returner. Stewart averaged an even 20 yards per return while racking up 419 yards on 21 runbacks. That 20-yard average was good for fifth-best in the SEC.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 21 - 2:00 PM

SEC Country's Eric Bolin writes that Arkansas redshirt freshman WR Jordan Jones "has all the tools to be a top-notch wide receiver in the SEC."

Bolin refers to Jones (6'1/185) as "[a] speed merchant with good hands, solid route-running and decent physicality." Just how quickly the redshirt freshman could rise on the depth chart remains an open question, though. Razorbacks OC Dan Enos told Bolin that he is not sure if Jones is quite ready to ascend to No. 2 wideout status (Jared Cornelius is already locked in as the team's No. 1 option). At the very least, former four-star Jones is worth keeping an eye on over the next month-plus as Arkansas begins its prep for the 2017 season in earnest.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 21 - 1:15 PM

Arkansas redshirt senior QB Austin Allen said he has no plans to use massage therapy to increase his hand size, as his brother, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Brandon Allen, did prior to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

"He did what needed to be done, I guess. His hand really got bigger from a massage," the younger Allen said. "(Mine is) bigger than his, I think. Hopefully I won't need a massage." They talk about the darndest things at SEC Media Days. Allen threw for 3,430 yards and posted a 25/15 TD/INT ratio in 2016.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 12 - 4:17 PM

At SEC Media Days, Arkansas senior OL Frank Ragnow did not dismiss the possibility that he could be used on defense this season.

There isn't a ton of smoke here, but Ragnow's lack of outright denial is at least intriguing. When asked about the possibility, he responded, "I’m all about it, that’d be cool." If anything is in the offing when it comes to the senior, here, that figures to become obvious in August camp. Ragnow is one of the top senior offensive line prospects for the 2018 draft.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 11 - 8:45 PM

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema calls sophomore RB Devwah Whaley the most talented young running back he’s ever coached.

That's quite the compliment, as Bielema has coached Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams, Melvin Gordon and Montee Ball, among others. The 6-foot, 195-pound Whaley was ranked by Rivals as the No. 167 prospect in the 2016 class. He had 602 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman last season, adding six catches for 139 yards. Whaley will break out in a big way this fall.
Source: ESPN
Jun 28 - 1:28 PM

SEC Country's Eric Bolin writes that it "isn't out of the question" that Arkansas would finish 3-9 this coming season.

Bolin does note that this is not the likeliest of scenarios, but refuses to rule it out completely. As he envisions it in his hypothetical, a three-win Arkansas team in 2017 would only net wins against Florida A&M, New Mexico State and Coastal Carolina. This apocalyptic scenario would probably cost HC Bret Bielema his job. We don't see things falling to such an extreme low. Bielema has won at least seven games in each of the past three seasons.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 27 - 4:56 PM

South Carolina redshirt senior RB David Williams transferred to Arkansas as a graduate.

Reverse course for Williams, who had initially been planning on spending his final season of collegiate eligibility at UConn. Arkansas offers an interesting situation for playing time with Rawleigh Williams III retiring due to injury concerns. Devwah Whaley will act as starter during the coming season, but Williams -- who rushed for 794 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons at South Carolina -- would only have to beat out true freshmen Chase Hayden and Maleek Williams to earn a backup role.
Jun 16 - 9:06 PM


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