Friday, February 5, 2010
Brewster, Walters will miss Texas' upcoming spring practice
By David Ubben
Texas will be without safety Nolan Brewster and guard Mason Walters when the Longhorns begin spring practice in early March.
Texas athletic trainer for football Kenny Boyd said that Brewster (right shoulder) and Walters (left foot) will miss work that will begin with their practice in pads. And linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who underwent surgery for a sports hernia repair, will be limited when the Longhorns start.
Two practices will be open to the public on March 2 and March 8 at Texas' Denius Fields. They will begin at 4 p.m.
And the Longhorns also have scheduled their annual Spring Football Jamboree and Orange-White Game for Sunday April 4. More information and the starting time will be released by the school later.
Brewster's injury is significant because he would have had a shot at winning a starting safety slot during spring practice. He was backup to Earl Thomas last season. Christian Scott, Ben Wells and Blake Gideon are the prime returning players at that position.
Walters missed much of last season with the injury. His absence will keep him from immediately challenging in the battle to replace departing starting tackle Adam Ulatoski.
And with Acho missing at linebacker along with the departing Roddrick Muckelroy, players like Ryan Roberson, Dustin Earnest and Tariq Allen a chance for extra work .