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For the second straight season, Clearwater started fall practice without a few players who had not yet filled out the proper paperwork.
The numbers, or lack thereof, was not as bad as last season when nearly 25 were unable to participate on the first day.
Still, the Tornadoes appeared to have their passing game in rhythm with those who could practice.
"We worked hard over the summer and we were still crisp with our routes today," Clearwater quarterback Ryan Hagen said. "Once we have everybody out here, we'll have our chemistry down even more."