TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As a storm blew through the area, the University of Alabama football team wrapped up its first week of spring practices inside the Hank Crisp Facility.
Players wore shells for the first time.
- There’s no change in the status of linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton (knee), although he was wearing shoulder pads and a helmet like everyone practicing.
- Although running backs Bo Scarbrough (leg) and B.J. Emmons (foot) continued to wear black no-contact jerseys, they went through position drills. Scarbrough was behind Damien Harris.
- Safety Jared Mayden (hip) again rode a stationary bike on the sideline while wearing a black jersey and an elevation mask.
What we saw
- Calvin Ridley has been leading the wide receivers through drills and told reporters on Thursday that his weight is up to “like 180 something.” Regardless, he said he “feels good” and is aiming to be more of a team leader this season.
- Right behind Ridley during individual drills were Cam Sims and Robert Foster.
- Alabama’s sideline was full of onlookers, including a number of recruits who were visiting. Among those seen at the Alabama football complex before practice was 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.
- After working with the running backs earlier in the week, early enrollee Chadarius Townsend was with the wide receivers on Saturday.
- Trevon Diggs was again going through drills with the cornerbacks. He’s been splitting time with the wide receivers. During one drill in front of reporters, he was paired with Shyheim Carter.