Chomping at Bits: Gators dealing with injuries ahead of Texas A&M match-up

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Seven Gators sidelined in practice this week: Nick Washington will miss this week’s game with a re-injured shoulder. Chauncey Gardner (ankle), Jeremiah Moon (ankle), Brett Heggie (concussion protocol), Tyrie Cleveland (ankle) and Kadarius Toney (shoulder) did not practice yesterday and are questionable for Saturday. Special teamer Garrett Stephens is also out with a knee injury. ( Scott Carter, Florida Gators )

Johnny Townsend named Ray Guy Punter of the Week: The ever-reliable Townsend averaged 49.2 yards per punt against LSU. ( Katie Callahan, Florida Gators ) Leading the nation ✅
Leading the SEC ✅
Ray Guy Punter of the Week ✅

Congrats, @johnnytownsend1 !

: https://t.co/6pWJ0Q9RA5 #GoGators pic.twitter.com/eEplPRN6dz — Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 9, 2017 How Florida’s roster has been impacted by suspensions and injuries: The Gators could be missing up to 17 scholarship players against the Aggies. ( Jordan McPherson, SEC Country )

Offense will look to pick up the pace against A&M: A sense of urgency has been absent on offense. McElwain notes that part of the delay is in getting the signal in and relayed. ( Chris Harry, Florida Gators ; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun ; Ryan Young, SEC Country )

Florida building recruiting class around Matt Corral: The Gators’ quarterback commit plans on enrolling in December, and is excited about the prospects that will join him at Florida. ( Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country )

Will Tom Petty song become a new tradition?: Scott Stricklin indicated that it would. ( Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun )

Baseball opens fall practice on Wednesday: The Gators will hold scrimmages on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday that are open to the public. ( Florida Gators )

Plans approved for new UF baseball stadium: The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. ( Jordan McPherson, SEC Country )

Turnover drought continues for defense: For the third game in a row, Florida’s defense was unable to come up with a takeaway. ( Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun )

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