Alabama's defense got some reinforcements for the Iron Bowl.

Three Alabama linebackers returned from injury against No. 6 Auburn. Mack Wilson (foot), Terrell Lewis (elbow) and Christian Miller (biceps) all got onto the field on the top-ranked Crimson Tide's opening series. 

Wilson had missed the last two games after getting hurt against LSU.

Lewis and Miller hadn't played since the season opener against Florida State. 

Tide coach Nick Saban hadn't given a strong indication one way or the other during the week on whether any of the three could play.

Freshman Dylan Moses started at middle linebacker for the second straight game. Shaun Dion Hamilton is out for the season with a knee injury but was a team captain for the game.