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Texas DE Malcolm Roach is back at practice

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The sophomore standout has been suffering from turf toe.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Texas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since early in preseason camp, Texas Longhorns sophomore defensive end Malcolm Roach practice with the team as Monday as the countdown to the season opener against the Maryland Terrapins has now ticked under two weeks.

Roach, who will play defensive end in coordinator Todd Orlando’s odd fronts, missed roughly two weeks due to turf toe.

Another sophomore, running back Kyle Porter, is also back at practice after sitting out with a shoulder injury, though head coach Tom Herman indicated that the Katy product only participated in non-contact drills.

Junior center Terrell Cuney joined Roach in returning to practice on Monday after suffering a concussion.

Unsurprisingly, Herman also ruled out senior tight end Andrew Beck (fracture foot), junior offensive tackle Elijah Rodriguez (high ankle sprain), and redshirt freshman safety Chris Brown (high ankle sprain) out for the season opener against the Terrapins.