Smart said that tailback Zamir White, who suffered an ACL injury in fall drills and missed the entire season, has returned but won’t be in the spring practice mix.

“Zamir is coming back and doing really well, but he won’t be doing spring practice other than doing some stuff on the side and doing some running,” said Smart. “He’s done a lot of offseason conditioning, but he won’t be cleared for practice.”

Smart added that running back James Cook, who suffered an ankle injury in practice preparing for the Sugar Bowl (and was unable to play in the game) will be ready for spring practice

“He’s been able to run in the offseason conditioning program. He’s been cleared. He’s done seven-on-sevens. He’s going to be out there ready to go today,” said Smart of Cook, who rushed for 284 yards in two touchdowns in 2018.

Defensive lineman David Marshall, who missed the final eight games of the 2018 because of a foot injury, will make an appearance at some point this spring, Smart said.

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