Practice Notes: Lineman returns, linebacker absent, new walk-on shows up

There were a few things to note from the early parts of Oregon Ducks practice on Tuesday morning, with some notable personnel takeaways.

The most notable takeaway is the fact that offensive lineman Nishad Strother returned to the field in full pads for the first time since practice on August 22. While the East Carolina transfer was fully dressed, he was wearing trainers instead of cleats. The guard has been dealing with an apparent shoulder injury, and was wearing a sling on his right arm earlier in the month.

Another notable takeaway is the absence of linebacker Jestin Jacobs, who was not accounted for while the team walked onto the field. We were also unable to locate the Iowa transfer in the portion of practice that was open to media members. Jacobs has yet to play this season while ramping back up from a knee injury suffered in 2022.

Finally, a new walk-on joined the group with Jajuan Dickey in shell pads with the team. When Jurrion Dickey, the former 5-star true freshman wide receiver, signed with the team back in December, he announced that his older brother would be joining him in Eugene as a walk-on. Though Jajuan missed fall camp and the first couple of games, he is part of the team now.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire