TUSCALOOSA, Ala. _ Even though University of Alabama coach Nick Saban announced a couple of suspensions, all in all it was a pretty good first day of training camp for the Crimson Tide.

“Feels good, you know, to get back in the rhythm,” junior running back T.J. Yeldon said Friday afternoon. “We have a couple months off, two months off, getting in shape and getting stronger and faster. So that’s pretty good to get back out there.”

The Crimson Tide held a morning practice for the veterans and an evening workout for the younger players and newcomers so they could get a feel of what to do before Saturday’s first full-team session.

Of note from the evening session, Ronnie Clark worked at safety while Keith Holcombe was with the interior linebackers after being considered ‘tweeners during recruiting. Leading the list of players who didn’t look like true freshmen included linebacker Rashaan Evans and defensive linemen Da’Shawn Hand and Josh Frazier.

“It’s fun, you know, throughout the summer, the whole senior thing just never kicked in until we got out on the field today,” said senior tight end Brian Vogler, adding that he was a lot more serious about his offseason prep going into his final season.

“I’ve been nonchalant throughout my career putting in the extra work – putting in the bare minimum to get by. This summer and this spring, I’ve come in with a whole new attitude of I want to be the first-in, last-out kind of guy and that’s the identity I’m trying to create as a player. I’ve put on some mass, put on a couple pounds, lost body-fat percentage and it’s something I’ve really taken to heart – something I’ve really wanted to do going into this last year.”

Although Vogler and sophomore O.J. Howard are essentially locks to be the two primary starters at tight end, the roles are up for grabs. Sophomore Dakota Ball moved over from defensive line Friday, and should he stick could join Malcolm Faciane as a short-yardage option.

So could Ty Flournoy-Smith, who spent last season at Georgia Military College. He previously played at Georgia as a true freshman in 2012, appearing in eight games before leaving school.

“He’s a hard worker,” Vogler said. “You can tell him being at an SEC system that he understands concepts, which is good coming in as opposed to a freshman who is still trying to learn the game of football. So it helps out a lot to help us.”

Although Saban reminded reporters that there’s no depth chart until the first week of the season, here’s where the players lined up Friday (in no particular order):

Morning practice

QB: Blake Sims, Cooper Bateman, Jacob Coker
RB: T.J. Yeldon, Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake
FB: Jalston Fowler
WR: Amari Cooper, Robert Foster
WR: DeAndrew White
Slot WR: Christion Jones, Chris Black
TE: Brian Vogler, Malcolm Faciane, Dakota Ball
TE: O.J. Howard
LT: Cam Robinson, Brandon Greene,
LG: Arie Kouandjio,
C: Ryan Kelly, Bradley Bozeman
RG: Leon Brown-inj., Alphonse Taylor, Dominick Jackson
RT: Austin Shepherd, Grant Hill

DE: A’Shawn Robinson, D.J. Pettway
NT: Dalvin Tomlinson, Darren Lake
DE: Jonathan Allen, Anthony Orr
SLB: Xzavier Dickson, Dillon Lee
MLB: Reggie Ragland, Reuben Foster
WLB: Trey DePriest, Ryan Anderson
Jack: Denzel Devall,
CB: Bradley Sylve, Anthony Averett
SS: Landon Collins
FS: Geno Smith, Nick Perry
CB: Cyrus Jones, Tony Brown, Eddie Jackson (inj.)
Nickel: Jarrick Williams

Evening session

QB: Alec Morris, David Cornwell
RB: Altee Tenpenny, Tyren Jones
WR: Cameron Sims, Raheem Falkins, Derek Kief, ArDarius Stewart
TE: Kurt Freitag, Ty Flournoy-Smith
OL: Joshua Casher, J.C. Hassenauer, Isaac Luatua, Ross Pierschbacher

DE: Dee Liner, Korren Kirven, Da’Shawn Hand
NT: Josh Frazier, O.J. Smith, Johnny Dwight
OLB: Christian Miller, Rashaan Evans
ILB: Walker Jones, Keith Holcombe, Shaun Dion Hamilton,
CB: Maurice Smith, Marlon Humphrey
S: Laurence “Hootie” Jones, Jabriel Washington, Jonathan Cook, Ronnie Clark

Suspended: Brandon Ivory, Tim Williams and Jarran Reed