The team worked outside on the back practice fields Tuesday afternoon under blue skies. Here is what I saw during the media viewing period.

For the second consecutive practice, linebacker VanDarius Cowan was absent from practice. this bears watching going forward. The other inside linebackers went through drills with Mack Wilson leading the group, followed by Dylan Moses, Markail Benton and Joshua McMillon.

Tua Tagovailoa was back at practice and he was throwing the ball with a little more zip than it had on Tuesday.

The offensive line remained the same with Jonah Williams at left tackle, Ross Pierschbacher at center, Lester Cotton at right guard and Jedrick Wills at right tackle.

Up next: Nick Saban press conference at around 6.