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Orgeron: Tigers getting healthy ahead of season opener

QB Joe Burrow is back


Fret not, Tiger fans. After sitting out of the team’s scrimmage on Saturday, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was back at practice today, according to someone who should know… head coach Ed Orgeron.

“Joe came back today, had a great practice,” Orgeron said. “We had a two-minute drill. He was throwing the ball fine. We kept him out of Saturday’s scrimmage for precautionary reasons.”

Orgeron also mentioned that cornerback Kristian Fulton, defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence, and safety Grant Delpit are all expected back sooner than later as the Tigers continue to get healthy ahead of their upcoming August 31 season opener.

Making an appearance on WWL Radio’s Monday afternoon installment of “Sports Talk,” Orgeron was asked to comment on a number of his players, both familiar faces and new, including new Tiger kicker Cade York. York has big shoes to fill after last year’s stellar season from senior transfer Cole Tracy.

“He was eight out of 10, longest of 51 yards,” Orgeron said of York’s scrimmage performance. “We had a two-minute drill today. I think he made a 48-yarder at the end. So as far as ability, he has a strong leg. He’s long. The ball gets up very high. He has good range. He’s accurate. He’s a smart young man. Now he’s got to do it in front of everybody else, but I do believe he has a chance to have an excellent year.”

Orgeron was also asked about the development of LSU receiver JaMarr Chase.

“He’s big, and he’s physical,” Orgeron said. “He’s got strong hands. In the weight room, you can’t put enough on the bar. This guy has all the physical tools and talents to be an outstanding player. He’s having an outstanding camp.”

LSU opens the 2019 season at home on Saturday, August 31, hosting Georgia Southern. That game will be broadcast live on WWL. You can hear the full audio of Orgeron’s appearance on “Sports Talk” by clicking the podcast link.

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