Included among the 105 Alabama players expected to report on Thursday will be 16 returning starters (nine on offense, five on defense and two specialists), including receivers D.J. Hall and Keith Brown, quarterback John Parker Wilson, center Antoine Caldwell, tackle Andre Smith, cornerback Simeon Castille, defensive end Wallace Gilberry, and placekicker Jamie Christensen.
The players will go through physicals, a series of strength and conditioning tests, and be fitted for equipment throughout the day on Thursday. The Tide will go through its first workout on Friday as the veterans will practice at 3 p.m. followed by a freshman workout at 7:30 p.m.
Alabama opens the season September 1, hosting Western Carolina in Bryant-Denny Stadium.