Kamara, Sutton are game-time decisions for Kentucky game

Butch Jones says whether Cam Sutton and Alvin Kamara will play against Kentucky will be a gametime decision. Both players are practicing this week.

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Cameron Sutton are game-time decisions for Saturday’s game against Kentucky, according to coach Butch Jones.

Kamara hasn’t played since Oct. 15 when he sustained a knee injury against Alabama. Sutton last played against Ohio on Sept. 17 when he fractured his right ankle.

“They’ve practiced in every period. They’ve done a very, very good job,” Jones said of Kamara and Sutton. “You can see the excitement.

“I think there was a lot of energy on the practice field. It was relative to them being out there practicing on Monday.”

Jones said Wednesday the program would be “very selective” in terms of Kamara and Sutton’s involvement on special teams. Both players practiced Monday and Tuesday.

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Jones said “we’ll see” regarding the game day roles of sophomore offensive lineman Chance Hall and freshman safety Nigel Warrior at his biweekly news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

On Monday, Jones said Hall was battling a number of injuries.

Warrior missed some of Tuesday’s practice with a tooth injury, but he did return to practice.

A win for Kentucky (5-4, 4-3 SEC) would make the team bowl eligible for the first time since 2010.

Tennessee (6-3, 2-3 SEC) hosts Kentucky at Neyland Stadium at noon ET Saturday. The game airs on the SEC Network.

The Vols beat the Wildcats 52-21 last season.

Tennessee hasn’t lost to Kentucky since Nov. 26, 2011.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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