Howard returns to practice

Updated: October 27, 2003, 7:55 AM ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas tailback De'Arrius Howard returned to the practice field Sunday.

Howard, the Razorbacks' No. 2 tailback, did not play last week and sat out Saturday's 19-7 loss at Ole Miss because of an ankle injury.

Running back Cedric Cobbs' status is uncertain. Cobbs has been out for a week with a pulled hamstring.

He could return to practice Tuesday or Wednesday and is improving, sports information director Kevin Trainor said.

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