LINKAlabama freshman wideout Chris Black will be on the sidelines and ready to play Saturday afternoon when the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide face No. 3 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, according to coach Nick Saban. The staff had been weighing whether or not to burn the speedy receiver's redshirt before this week. A number of injuries at the position, most notably the loss of DeAndrew Whiteand Kenny Bell for the season, forced the staff's hand. "The decision was made with him and his family, not just by me," Saban said on Wednesday. "Chris wants to play and can help the team by playing." Black, who was expected to contribute this season before injuring his shoulder during fall camp, has practiced in contact drills all week in preparation of the conference title game. The 5-foot-11, 178-pound product of Jacksonville, Fla., was an early enrollee and completed spring camp. "We're trying to get Chris ready to play and he's had good carry over from what he knew before," Saban said.
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