Ohio State football: Who is out to start spring practice

Ohio State kicked off spring practice Monday with a handful of veterans unavailable or limited in what they can do because of health.

Most notable among those out was Josh Proctor, a junior safety expected to get the first shot to replace Jordan Fuller as the deep safety.

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Also out are running back Marcus Crowley, receivers Kamryn Babb and C.J. Saunders and offensive guard Gavin Cupp.

Meanwhile, the "limited" group consists of cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Cameron Brown, safety Ronnie Hickman, linebacker Baron Browning, defensive linemen Jonathan Cooper, Jaden McKenzie and Taron Vincent and receiver Jaelen Gill.

Wade, who is moving to outside cornerback after playing slot corner/strong safety last season, took part in a few reps during practice while Browning and Proctor watched the team position from behind the defense, presumably taking mental reps.

None of the injuries were specifically identified in the release or by head coach Ryan Day after practice.

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