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Coach: Duron Carter unlikely to play

Alabama coach Nick Saban says wide receiver Duron Carter isn't likely to play this season.

Saban said Wednesday the highly touted junior college transfer and former Ohio State player probably will have to redshirt.

Saban says Alabama hasn't received and might not receive "one piece of information" on Carter. Without it, he says, Carter would have to live there for a year to be eligible.

He would have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Carter is the son of former Ohio State and NFL receiver Cris Carter, who now works as an ESPN analyst.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder received Julio Jones' No. 8 and some of the playmaking expectations of the NFL first-round draft pick.

Carter spent one season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and caught 44 passes for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns.