TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The expected attrition on the University Alabama football roster took another step on Monday as two players submitted their names into the NCAA transfer portal.
Reserve defensive back Kyriq McDonald and long snapper Scott Meyer may now be contacted by other schools.
McDonald, a redshirt sophomore, played in 11 games for the Crimson Tide last season, mostly on special teams.
Meyer handled field goals and extra points as a redshirt freshman in 2017, but played in only one game last season. He's entering his junior year in terms of eligibility.
Although attrition has become a fact of life for the Crimson Tide during the Nick Saban era, with players departing every year, more is expected this year as Alabama is already near the 85-man roster limit heading into National Signing Day.
Expected departures are never announced beforehand, so only the coaching staff knows for sure how many roster spots are open. On top of the 24 players who already make up the recruiting Class of 2019, Alabama is executed to add five more players on Wednesday.
AL.com’s Matt Zenitz was first to report their status, followed by 247Sports confirming their entering the transfer portal.
Alabama has already had two players from last year's team transfer out, quarterback Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma and offensive lineman Richie Petitbon to Illinois.