Alabama LB Dylan Moses to return for senior season after insurance issue settled

Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses on Friday restated on social media that he'll return for his senior season after his father told ESPN that he's confident that all details involving draft insurance protection for 2020 will be worked out with the university.

Earlier Thursday, his father, attorney Edward Moses Jr., said his son had given an "unadvised commitment" to come back to school rather than enter the NFL draft.

Dylan Moses reposted the same statement on Friday that he did on Monday to announce his decision to return to the Crimson Tide for the 2020 season. He missed all of this past season recovering from a torn knee ligament he suffered in August.

His father's statement, released Thursday on Instagram by Dylan Moses and then deleted on Friday, said Dylan had received a second-round draft grade from the NFL advisory committee. His father is investigating whether Dylan has a "loss of value" claim against an insurance carrier after receiving a "mid-1st round NFL draft projection," the statement said.

The statement said Dylan Moses obtained the insurance policy on his own last spring. Loss of value coverage protects athletes from losing a predetermined future contract value because of significant injury or illness.

The statement goes on to say that Edward Moses Jr. was representing his son during negotiations with Alabama "to insure and to secure the proper protections for his return back to the University of Alabama's football team for his senior season."

On Thursday night, Edward Moses Jr. told ESPN that he's looking into what type of insurance policy Dylan would be able to obtain if he were to return to Alabama after his current policy lapses and that Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and the coaching staff have been "very understanding and supportive of Dylan."

"Coach Saban and his staff assured us that Dylan's health, as well as the health of his team and their futures, are the University of Alabama's highest priority," Edward Moses Jr. said. "For that, we are forever thankful. At the moment, we are just doing our due diligence."

Before Moses' announced return, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had him listed as the No. 1-rated inside linebacker in the 2020 draft class.