FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas returned to football practice Tuesday, holding its first workout in Razorback Stadium after taking 12 days off for spring break.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas returned to football practice Tuesday, holding its first workout in Razorback Stadium after taking 12 days off for spring break.

There was one notable absence — an expected one — along the Razorbacks’ offensive front.

Arkansas worked without returning starter Jason Peacock, who was arrested and charged with felony theft of property on March 16, the day after Arkansas stepped off the field for spring break. Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino announced shortly after the arrest Peacock had been suspended indefinitely, leaving the Razorbacks without their most experienced tackle.

But Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said nothing had changed in the Razorbacks’ approach without Peacock on Tuesday. The Razorbacks continued looking for a new starting five when the team put on pads for the first time this spring.

“You just step up and play on,” Petrino said. “You worry about who’s out on the field and coach who’s out on the field. That’s what we always do.”

Peacock’s absence has left Arkansas without a returning starter at both tackle spots, though.

Sophomores Brey Cook and Chris Stringer opened the spring first and second, respectively, on the depth chart at strong tackle. Junior David Hurd and redshirt freshman Grady Ollison were No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, at quick tackle behind Peacock.

Hurd wasn’t available for comment after practice, but moved into the first-team spot Tuesday.

“They’ve all been competing,” Petrino said. “They’ve been going at it. It’s kind of an open spot right now. We’re just kind of splitting them up. They’ve just got to keep working hard.”

Peacock is the third 2011 starter Arkansas is trying to replace this spring. Seniors Grant Cook and Grant Freeman finished their Arkansas careers during the Cotton Bowl win against Kansas State.

But offensive line coach Chris Klenakis, who wasn’t available after practice Tuesday, said earlier this spring replacing starters up front is nothing new.

“We had the same scenario (last spring),” Klenakis said two weeks ago. “We had three holes to fill. And my first spring here we had a couple holes to fill. It’s now time for the younger players that have been in the program, or maybe players that are older that have been in the program like a Grant Freeman last year, who stepped in as a fifth-year senior and picked up the flag.”

Peacock started nine games in his first season with the Razorbacks in 2012. The junior college transfer had trimmed down to 305 pounds this spring and opened workouts with the first-team offense.

He was arrested after stealing a debit card from a female student’s purse on March 5, according to a UA Police Department incident report. The stolen debit card was later used at a local gas station. A surveillance camera showed the card was used to purchase gas for a car registered to Peacock.

Peacock was called in for questioning and admitted to stealing the card, according to the report. He returned the card, which was in his possession.

“Obviously, it’s a tough loss. We can’t have that,” Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson said of Peacock’s arrest and suspension. “We have got to continue to get better behind him. I think some guys will step up and get some opportunity. That’s well needed for those guys and I think it will help their maturity.

“Hurd looked pretty good. Ollison the same way. I think they’ll continue to get better.”

Cook said Tuesday was a good step for the entire offensive line. Arkansas donned full pads for the first time after being limited to non-contact work during its two practices before spring break.

The group will get its first public test Friday, when Arkansas is scheduled to hold an open scrimmage in Razorback Stadium. Arkansas’ most experienced tackle won’t be with the group, but Cook believes they’ll perform without Peacock.

“We’ve got David Hurd stepping up at that quick tackle position,” Cook said. “Until that gets all sorted out we’re going to have to step up.

“But that’s what spring ball is for.”