Sanders expected at West Virginia practice Saturday


Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Yet another sign that Jock Sanders is all but reinstated to the West Virginia football team.

"He'll be there, dressed and ready to work right along with everybody else," coach Bill Stewart told the Charleston Gazette.

The receiver/running back has been suspended since a February DUI arrest but recently agreed to a deal that would see those charges dropped if he completed some court-ordered requirements. Stewart told me at Big East media day that Sanders would still have to meet some university sanctions and receive approval from the team's seniors to fully rejoin the team, but those seem like mere formalities.

There could still be a one-game suspension for Sanders, meaning he would sit out the opener against Liberty. Not that West Virginia will need him for that game.

As to where Sanders will fit in, with Wes Lyons having excelled at the slot position this spring and similarly skilled rookie Tavon Austin coming on board, Stewart had this to say to the Gazette: "We have a lot of helmets and a lot of shoulder pads. We'll find a place for everybody."