Juniors Reggie Ragland and Jarran Reed make senior season decision


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Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive lineman Jarran Reed announced Thursday both would return to school for their respective senior seasons via a team-issued press release.

Ragland had 95 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

"I've thought a lot about this decision and talked to my family, Coach Saban, and everyone close to me," Ragland said. "I'm going to return to the University of Alabama for my senior season. One of the big factors for me and my family is earning my degree and I'm on track to graduate. You only form a brotherhood like this once and I look forward to spending another season here with my teammates. Roll Tide."

Reed had 6.5 tackles for loss, one sack and five pass breakups.

"After sitting down with my family, Coach Saban and Coach Davis, I have decided to return to Alabama for my senior year," Reed said. "I am on track to finish my degree and that is very important to me. The chance to play in the NFL is still my dream, but I am excited about another year at Alabama with my teammates. I learned a lot being here last year, and I'm confident another year will only improve my chances to succeed in the future."

Alabama's Landon Collins, Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon have all declared for the draft.

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