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Position changes highlight Troy's first spring practice

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It may be March Madness, but it's always football season in the south.

The Troy Trojans hit the field for spring practice number one today, but there were some glaring differences on the team.

Senior quarterback Brandon Silvers will miss the entire spring as he had an off-season procedure done on his throwing hand.

Head Coach Neal Brown expects to see Silvers back really soon.

"He'll be able to get out and throw some here on air in the next few weeks," said Brown. "I'm not worried about him missing these few practices. His hand's going to be fine."

Another noticeable change is ArDarius Wesley, the former Jeff Davis Vol has moved from wide receiver to safety.

Not only will this give the Trojans more depth at the depleted position, but it will give Wesley a chance at more playing time.

"I just wanted to help the team out," said Wesley. "They needed some safeties over there. We were hurt. The two safeties we had, they were playing so many plays. Coach called me into his office to sit down and talk and he said he need to be on the defensive side. So we came to the agreement that I was going to go over there."

"If you look at our two starting safeties from last year, they played over 95% of the snaps," said Brown. "We had no depth whatsoever in the defense of secondary last year at safety. We need guys that can play."

The Trojans will hold several more practices throughout the spring leading up to the annual T-Day game on April 15.

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