Florida opens practice short-handed, Mullen expects opt-outs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida football coach Dan Mullen had several players miss the team’s opening training camp practice Monday. Mullen declined to provide names. But the Orlando Sentinel and Sports Illustrated reported that wide receivers Kadarius Toney, Trevon Grimes and Jacob Copeland and defensive end Zachary Carter skipped the session. Mullen says he expects some guys to opt out of the season. It’s unclear if the players’ absences were related to the coronavirus pandemic. Toney and Copeland expressed concerns earlier this month about playing amid a global health crisis. Carter’s dad told Rivals his son “just doesn’t feel safe right now.”