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LSU fullback Tony Carter (44) celebrates with LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) and LSU offensive lineman William Clapp (64) after Carter caught a pass from Etling for the touchdown in the second half against Florida, Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fl. LSU won 17-16.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

LSU practiced without three starting offensive linemen on Monday, but the Tigers did have their key defensive end on the field. 

Center Will Clapp and tackles KJ Malone and Toby Weathersby did not participate in drills, as they nurse an assortment of ailments. Sophomore Rashard Lawrence practiced, along with nose tackle Ed Alexander. 

Malone and Weathersby are "questionable" for LSU's game Saturday against Auburn, coach Ed Orgeron said earlier Monday. They missed most of the win over Florida - Malone with a left knee injury and Weathersby with "numerous" issues, Orgeron said. 

Clapp missed one play in the game. He dropped to the turf in the second quarter, and trainers examined his left knee.

Lawrence appeared to re-injure his right ankle late in the victory over the Gators, but he later returned. Orgeron spoke optimistic about his standout end, saying that he'll be "limited" this week during practice but could play. LSU's Monday practices are only walk-throughs and are not in full pads. 

Alexander played sparingly last week in a rotation with starting nose tackle Greg Gilmore. He appeared to potentially re-injure his hand. He broke a bone in his hand in the game at Mississippi State. 

Other observations

  • Running backs Darrel Williams and Derrius Guice practiced. Both were "limited" in the game against Florida with previous injuries. F-back JD Moore also participated in drills. 
  • Safety John Battle did not participate in drills, as he recovers from what the LSU radio broadcast termed a "stinger" during last week's game. Redshirt freshman Eric Monroe replaced him Saturday. Monroe filled his spot during practice Monday. 
  • Defensive back Xavier Lewis missed practice again. Lewis missed all of practice last week. Orgeron listed him as "questionable" heading into last week's game. He did not travel with the team to Florida. 

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