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Nick Saban Reveals 2 Alabama Players Are Game-Time Decisions

A closeup of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER 6: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide jogs off the field before a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabamai. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

On Friday afternoon, Alabama will take on Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of this College Football Playoff matchup will advance to the national championship game.

Earlier this Thursday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban had an update on his roster heading into the Playoff. He announced that cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis and wide receiver JoJo Earle will be game-time decisions.

Saban added that Armour-Davis and Earle have practiced this week.

Armour-Davis has blossomed into an impact player this year, so his status will be one to monitor. In 10 games this season, the junior cornerback has 30 total tackles, four passes defended and three interceptions.

Earle, meanwhile, has 12 catches for 148 yards this season. He has also returned 11 punts for 95 yards, with his longest return going for 29 yards.

With John Metchie out due to a torn ACL, the Crimson Tide might need Earle to take on a larger role in the passing game. That is, of course, if he's active.

The Crimson Tide should have updates on Armour-Davis and Earle as we inch closer to kickoff. If they can get through warm-ups without any issues, they should be active.

Kickoff for the Cotton Bowl is at 3:30 p.m. ET.