Alabama trying different combinations at linebacker, offensive line

Christopher Walsh

Alabama practiced inside, in full pads. Shortly after practice started it began to rain.

Coaches are still trying different combinations on the offensive line and at interior linebacker.

Freshman Christian Harris was wearing a knee brace and limited. Senior Markail Benton was more in the mix, but Shane Lee has spent the most time next to Dylan Moses when reporters have watched.

Junior Landon Dickerson was at right guard with redshirt junior Chris Owens at center. They worked ahead of redshirt freshman Emil Ekiyor Jr. at center and senior guard Matt Womack.

Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Stephon Wynn (ankle) and true freshman Antonio Alfano (undisclosed) remain out.

Redshirt freshman Jerome Ford (ankle) was absent.

Tight end Giles Amos was limited.

Coaches are being a little cautious with numerous players who a little banged up (Note: In video, Najee Harris was in the rear of the line).

Injury rundown

• Redshirt junior cornerback Nigel Knott: The only player yet to practice, he’s out indefinitely with what Nick Saban has only described as a medical issue.

• Senior interior linebacker Josh McMillon: Out indefinitely with a knee injury, could miss entire season.

• Freshman running back Trey Sanders: Out indefinitely with a left foot injury, could miss entire season. He’s been riding an exercise bike in Alabama’s weight room during practices.