Practice report: Shyheim Carter back at star, no movement on line

Versatile defensive back in nickel package after spending some time at safety last week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Junior Shyheim Carter was back at the star position, Alabamas nickel back position, during the viewing periods of Mondays practice.

Carter spent a good part of last week working with the safeties, although it wasnt clear if that was an experiment or coaches just wanted to get him a little more experience there and true freshman Patrick Surtain II work at star.

The versatile defensive back had previously been lining up with the cornerbacks in fall camp.

Im not worried about where Ill be playing at, he said earlier Monday. Its whats best for the team.

Im very blessed that I can say that I know multiple positions, and its not easy learning it. Me being able to know multiple positions it helps me, and it helps other players on the team that I can teach the position to them or knowing what they have [to do] or knowing their assignment.

Although Nick Saban called sophomore Alex Leatherwood at right guard and sophomore Jedrick Wills Jr. at right tackle an experiment last week, there was no movement on the right side of the offensive line.

With junior Matt Womack (foot) out, freshman Tommy Brown has been at right tackle with the second team, but redshirt freshman Kendall Randolph was also in the mix Monday.

Sophomore running back Najee Harris and freshman defensive lineman Stephon Wynn Jr. (ligament strain) remain out.

Except for when forced inside due to inclement weather it was the first time the Crimson Tide practiced inside the Hank Crisp Facility during fall camp.

The team worked in shorts and shells, and among those on-hand was former All-American Rashad Johnson, who in addition being a sideline reporter for Alabama radio broadcasts has been added to the football staff.

Alabama will return to practice on Tuesday and start getting into its regular-season on Wednesday with the first day of classes for the fall semester.

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