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Jacory, Berry, Miller return to practice

Perfect Wednesday evening here at Greentree Field at the University of Miami.

Practice is over, and there were some welcome additions to this session -- Jacory Harris, Damien Berry and Lamar Miller

Quarterback Harris, recuperating from his concussion, came out of hibernation to face the sunshine. J12 was wearing his white jersey with black shorts and no pads. He did not wear a helmet. He threw passes during individual drills.

Harris will not play Saturday.

‘‘Just a little bit, that's all he did,'' UM coach Randy Shannon said. "He moved around a little and just threw some balls to receivers and that was all.

"He's been happy every day. Last week he was happy and he was happy at the game. He has a lot of enthusiasm. He's always going to be up."

How is Harris helping current starter Stephen Morris? 

"He talks to him, communicates with him all the time,'' Shannon said. "All the quarterbacks communicate and talk amongst each other. He talked to him in the game a lot, which was good. Anytime you have a guy like Jacory who has been in the fire, it's always good to talk to somebody
like that."

What's the next step in Harris' recovery?

"The medical staff will let us know," Shannon said.

Also returning were running backs Berry and Miller. Berry has been rehabbing a leg injury, and also caught the flu, which apparently has been going around the team.

"I wasn't feeling too good. I had a little stomach virus," Miller said regarding his absence from Tuesday's practice. "It's been traveling around the locker room."

Miller said Berry's addition was important. "It felt good to see Damien Berry back on the field. He's been rehabbing a lot -- like three times a day and we're glad to have him back. To me it looks like he's 100 percent. It looks like he's ready to go this week."

Left tackle Orlando Franklin did end up coming to practice, but he took no reps. He is expected to play at Georgia Tech.

> Tight end Asante Cleveland was there today, but he was on the sideline in shorts and his jersey and didn't practice.

> Also there fully dressed, but not practicing when we were out there at the beginning: defensive tackle Josh Holmes, who has sat out four of the last five games.

> Wide receiver Allen Hurns was not at practice.

 -- SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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