With college football nearly one month away from returning, the Alabama Crimson Tide are in danger of losing one of their offensive weapons. It appears that tight end Kedrick James is considering ending his tenure in Tuscaloosa.
James came to Alabama as a four-star tight end from Texas. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to showcase his potential on the gridiron yet.
Last season, James suffered an ankle injury that forced him to miss significant time. He then received a suspension leading up to the College Football Playoff due to a failed drug test.
Even though James was scheduled to miss the first four games of next season because of the failed drug test, it sounds like he might not be part of the upcoming campaign in its entirety.
According to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, James has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
This leaves the door open for James to explore other options before the season begins for Alabama.
Alabama tight end Kedrick James has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per source
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) July 12, 2019
Alabama lost its best tight end to the NFL Draft in Irv Smith Jr. Losing James to a potential transfer would be another blow to the team’s depth chart.
James played in five games during his sophomore season, but wasn’t able to make any game-changing plays. However, the six-foot-five tight end did show signs of improvement this spring.
Stay tuned for the latest.