REPORT: Alabama Receiver Jaylen Waddle Will Start Practicing Tuesday, Might Play In The National Championship Game Against Ohio State

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Alabama superstar Jaylen Waddle might be available for the national title game against Ohio State.

According to AL.com, Waddle will return to practice Tuesday and there’s a “possibility” that he’s able to go Monday against OSU. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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Waddle suffered an ankle injury against Tennessee and hasn’t played since. It looked like his year was likely over, but that no longer appears to be the case.

While it’s great news for Waddle that he might be healthy enough to play, I’m hesitant to believe he’ll have a huge impact if he gets on the field against the Buckeyes.

He hasn’t played since October, will start practicing Tuesday and the game against OSU is next Monday. That’s a very short timeline.

What kind of conditioning shape can Waddle possibly be in after missing so much time? That is my first and main question.

You simply can’t put a guy on the field if he’s not ready to bring his A-game.


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We’ll see if he suits up Monday, but I’m not buying in just yet. Until I see him go out there and rip through the defense, I’m not believing that Waddle will have much of an impact.