The Kentucky Wildcats are losing a starting lineman for the 2019 season.
On Tuesday, a UK spokesman confirmed that offensive tackle E.J. Price had left the team to pursue other opportunities. This has been brewing for several weeks, so today’s news comes as no real surprise.
Price spent time as Kentucky’s starting left tackle in 2018 after Landon Young suffered a preseason knee injury that cost him the season. Price competed with Naasir Watkins and Darian Kinnard throughout the year as all three players rotated in at the all-important blindside spot.
With Young set to return, Price was going to challenge for the starting right tackle spot, which is vacant after George Asafo-Adjei graduated.
With Price now leaving the team, Kinnard and Watkins will compete for the position as long as Young is healthy enough to man the left tackle spot.
Kentucky also lost right guard Bunchy Stallings to graduation, so that’s three key linemen who’ve left this offseason.