Junior linebacker Tahj Jones is the lone starter in the group, which includes senior tight end Tyler Edwards, sophomore linebacker D.J. Welter and sophomore offensive lineman Evan Washington, according to the report.
For a team with national title aspirations, the losses could seriously damage depth — particularly on the defensive side of the ball — which was viewed as a strength coming into the year. The No. 3 Tigers are already without star defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off the team this summer, while incoming freshmen Avery Johnson and Jeremy Liggins and junior college transfer Fehoko Fanaika did not qualify academically, and were therefore unable to unroll this fall.
The Tigers host Idaho on Saturday night before opening SEC play at Auburn next week.