TALLAHASSEE — By the end of Willie Taggart‘s first spring at Florida State, numerous Seminoles were sitting out the annual spring game. Many of those sitting out were minor injuries or even just precautionary, but the team was a bit beaten and battered after 14 spring practices. Over the past three-plus months, those players have had time to heal and get right as they prepare for the preseason.

Entering the start of fall camp on Monday, the Seminoles appear to be in pretty good health based off what Willie Taggart had to say on Sunday during his press conference previewing the preseason. He, and his coordinators, shared some details on specific players and units as they spoke for more than an hour on Sunday evening.

Two major pieces that missed a majority of the spring with somewhat significant injuries were senior wide receiver Nyqwan Murray and sophomore defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. Murray suffered torn meniscus in his knee early off in spring practice and Wilson was lost soon after with a torn MCL.

Those guys will be limited,” Taggart said of Murray and Wilson. “You won’t see them the first part of training camp, but I think as we get towards the end in training camp, you’ll see those guys out there practicing with us.”

One position that will be a bit shorthanded out of the gate is offensive line, where a versatile veteran won’t be lining up with offensive line coach Greg Frey and company to get things started.

“My man, [redshirt senior offensive lineman] Derrick Kelly, a little banged up a little bit but he’ll be back,” Taggart said. “He’ll probably be limited here as we start off.”

Beyond Kelly’s undisclosed injury, which occurred after the spring concluded, it sounds like the offensive line unit is fairly healthy entering preseason practice.

Also, it sounds like sophomore defensive end Joshua Kaindoh will take the field for the first time with this staff on Monday. Kaindoh missed all of the spring due to an undisclosed injury. His arrival in practices has defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett excited.

“Still haven’t seen Josh Kaindoh yet, and you know he didn’t go through spring but I’m hearing how much of a dude he is,” Barnett said on Sunday.

Another significant Seminole who dealt with being sidelined during the spring was redshirt junior quarterback Deondre Francois. Taggart disclosed at ACC Kickoff in late July that Francois was now 100% and expected to be a full participant in preseason practices.

When FSU takes the field on Monday morning for their first preseason practice, Noles247.com will monitor what players appear to be sidelined or limited on the first day of preparations for the 2018 season.