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      Saban expects Cooper and Belue to play against Ole Miss

      Alabama WR Amari Cooper and CB Deion Belue are expected to play against No. 21 Ole Miss Saturday. (abc3340.com)

      TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama is expecting to get most of its injured players back for the Mississippi game.

      The top-ranked Crimson Tide held several starters out of a win over Colorado State while they were nursing injuries.

      Coach Nick Saban said Monday all but backup safety Nick Perry appear ready to participate in preparations for the 21st-ranked Rebels. Perry has a shoulder injury.

      Wide receiver Amari Cooper and Deion Belue both sat out the 31-6 win over Colorado State with toe injuries. Guard Anthony Steen missed the game with a headache. Wide receiver Kevin Norwood also sat out with an unspecified injury.

      Safety Jarrick Williams had been having problems after getting poked in the eye against Texas A&M.

      All that left freshman Eddie Jackson and sophomore Bradley Sylve starting at cornerback.