Pokes look to be getting healthier

Wednesday marked the ninth spring practice for the Wyoming football team, and there seemed to be fewer guy wearing red jerseys due to injuries.

All of UW’s receivers who were out or limited on Monday were back on the field: senior Keenan Montgomery, and sophomores Tanner Gentry and Trent Sewell.

Junior offensive guard Jake Jones also was back at practice for the first time in about a week. Junior tight end Jacob Hollister returned after an ankle/leg injury last week.

Here is what first-year coach Craig Bohl said after practice:

There was one player in street clothes — redshirt junior cornerback Tyran Finley. Finley was not in a walking boot, cast or brace of any kind. His head hit the turf hard during Monday’s practice, but later returned. His injury/ailment does not appear to be serious.

UW began its practice indoors, but under sunny and windy conditions, most of the team practiced outside in War Memorial Stadium.

The Cowboys worked a lot on field-goal kicking and punting in the early portions of practice. Senior Stuart Williams looked good kicking the ball, and sophomore Ethan Wood was solid punting the ball. There was a mix of both traditional and rugby-style punting.

Former UW linebacker Brian Hendricks was at practice. Hendricks enters his second season as the defensive line coach at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. Hendricks was at practice with a couple of other assistant coaches from Mines.