Alabama football's line depth is reportedly taking a hit. One of the Crimson Tide's backup offensive linemen is reportedly transferring. He will reportedly be a graduate transfer, eligible to play right away in 2018.
Brandon Kennedy, a former four-star recruit, is reportedly departing from the program. He played sparingly for the Crimson Tide and is likely seeing more PT elsewhere.
AL.com first reported the news.
Kennedy, who missed most of last year due to a foot injury and later received a medical redshirt, was the second-team center during the Crimson Tide's spring game in April.
The former four-star recruit played in 10 career games with the Tide, appearing in seven games as a backup in 2016 and then in three last year before suffering the injury.
Kennedy is the second reserve offensive lineman that's decided to transfer from Alabama in recent weeks, joining Dallas Warmack.
Kennedy was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 1 offensive guard in the country by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
The 6-foot-2 lineman chose Alabama over Auburn and Clemson, among other programs. It's unclear what programs Kennedy will look at as a graduate transfer.
Alabama opens the season against Louisville. The Crimson Tide are a likely preseason No. 1.