Mallett on practice field, working toward opener

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has started fall football practice, and all eyes were on quarterback Ryan Mallett's left foot, which he broke back in February.

The 6-foot-6 Mallett was extremely limited during spring practice. Less than a month ago he said swimming was his main conditioning tool - in lieu of running.

He was on the field Thursday night, though, and was moving around well. There weren't really any instances when he needed to break into an all-out sprint, but Mallett was able to jog and work on short drop-backs before making his throws.

Arkansas fans might still worry a bit until Mallett tests the foot in an actual game, but he won't need to do that until next month. The Razorbacks open their season against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 4.

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