NEW ORLEANS -- The buzz coming out of the portion of Alabama's practice that was open to the media Thursday centered around cornerbacks DeQuan Menzie and Dee Milliner wearing wraps on their upper thighs.
The Crimson Tide were already banged up in the secondary to end the season. Starting safety Mark Barron injured his ribs against Auburn, although Barron said Wednesday that his ribs were fine and no longer an issue for him. Reserve safety Will Lowery suffered a season-ending knee injury against Georgia Southern.
Menzie is one of Alabama's starting corners and also plays the "star" position when the Tide go to five defensive backs. He was said to be limping some Thursday in practice with his right leg injury. Milliner comes in at cornerback when Menzie shifts to the nickel position.