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Wisconsin football: Badgers continue spring practice grind Friday

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After a hint of rain rolled through Madison, the Badgers took part in their second practice after spring break.

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

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The Wisconsin Badgers continued their spring practice schedule Friday afternoon inside Camp Randall Stadium, as the team practiced in shoulder pads and shorts for about two hours.

Senior quarterback Joel Stave continued to get first team reps, while junior Bart Houston and redshirt freshman D.J. Gillins both took some snaps with the second team.

After dealing with a hand injury his first year on campus, redshirt freshman running back Taiwan Deal looked explosive splitting second-team reps with junior Dare Ogunbowale.

Redshirt freshman T.J. Edwards and junior Leon Jacobs received first-team reps at inside linebacker.

Senior Tanner McEvoy saw action on both sides of the ball. He took a few reps at wide receiver during position drills and continued to impress in the secondary with an interception in 7-on-7 drills.

Injury updates

  • Jordan Frederick, Eric Steffes, T.J. Watt, Aidan McNamara, Jake Stengel, Peter Roy, Devin Gaulden, Derek Straus, A.J. Jordan, and Connor Senger did not practice Friday
  • Junior wide receiver Rob Wheelwright left practice about halfway through with what appeared to be an unspecified lower body injury.

Media reports:

The Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway has his recap up, noting how the defense stepped up during Friday's practice.