LARAMIE -- Craig Bohl told the media back in early February that Victor Jones could be back in the fold this fall after being suspended last November for a violation of team rules.

Wyoming's head coach Tuesday said the junior defensive lineman is not currently with the team as the Cowboys began their slate of 15 spring practices.

"Victor Jones is currently in California," Bohl said. "He is enrolled in classes, and he's taking them online at the university. We'll see how he does academically."

Bohl called Jones' suspension "indefinite" during the winter, but added that he could be allowed to rejoin the program and resume team activities.

Jones, a Sacramento, Calif., native, played in the Cowboys first three games in 2020, tallying 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Jones, who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 245 pounds, was a valuable asset last fall with the opt outs of tackles Claude Cole and Mario Mora, along with defensive ends Solomon Byrd and Davon Wells-Ross, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Ravontae Holt is still slowly making his way back from another ACL tear that he sustained in Wyoming's home opener against Hawaii. It was his second consecutive season-ending knee injury.

"He's in a rehab," Bohl said of the redshirt junior defensive tackle. "When I say rehab, he's out running around and everything else. He's ahead of schedule with his ACL repair."

In 2018, Holt played in 12 games for the Cowboys, recording 30 tackles and 1.5 for loss. He also is credited with a forced fumble and a recovery. In limited action last fall, Holt finished with four stops.

The university released a list of players Tuesday who will not be practicing this spring: Holt, Jordan Bertagnole (DT), Alex Brown (WR), Jackson Marcotte (TE), Mason Schultz (OG), Braden Siders (DE) and Keshaun Taylor (S).

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