Auburn Tigers wide receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams has been reinstated from his suspension and will start practicing with the team. Head coach Gus Malzahn reported the development, which was posted on Twitter by Rick Karle of FOX6 Birmingham.
— Rick Karle WVTM 13 (@RickKarle) August 13, 2015
Matthew Stevens of the Montgomery Advertiser also offered an update on Williams’ exact status as a player now that he is back at practice.
Malzahn says Duke Williams is at the bottom of depth chart currently.When asked status for opener, says it is a "day-to-day deal" w/ him..
— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 13, 2015
Williams missed the first days of camp with a disciplinary issue, of which Malzahn would not go into detail, but he should get back in the saddle fairly quickly now that he is reinstated. Once he shakes off the cobwebs, his teammates, coaches and fans can expect him to continue being one of Auburn’s top receivers his senior season. He was second on the team last year with 730 receiving yards and led the way with 45 receptions and five touchdowns.
With Sammie Coates now with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, there’s every chance that Williams will become Auburn’s new No. 1 receiver so long as he keeps his head screwed on straight. If he can get into game shape and be in top form by Auburn’s season opener against Louisville in Atlanta on September 5 and be consistent throughout the year, then Tigers fans can surely expect Auburn to have a solid season in 2015.
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