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Gators' Keanu Neal remains sidelined, status 'to be determined'

Florida safety Keanu Neal remains sidelined with a leg injury he sustained during Friday's scrimmage.

"To be determined," coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday night.

Neal, who started eight games last year, didn't practice Tuesday. Receivers Raphael Andrades and Valdez Showers were also held out, McElwain said, while offensive linemen Travaris Dorsey returned to practice.

A few other observations from Tuesday's practice:

* Treon Harris and Will Grier continue to split first-team reps at quarterback as they battle for the starting spot. It doesn't sound as if the Gators are any closer to making a decision; McElwain said last week that both could play in the Sept. 5 season opener against New Mexico State.

* McElwain said the offensive line is starting to come together as it replaces four starters. Mason Halter will be able to play many spots in the rotation, McElwain said, and true freshman Martez Ivey continues to looks at left tackle. "You don't think of him really as a freshman right now, just with the way he's playing," McElwain said. "That's great to see. We kind of thought that when we recruited him. sure enough, that's kind of how it's been."

* Armwood High alum Josh Grady was wearing an orange jersey, like the quarterbacks, but worked with the receivers. McElwain said they might have a package with Grady at receiver.

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