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Chase Winovich listed as tight end on Michigan's official roster

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After participating in spring practice on the offensive side of the ball, former linebacker Chase Winovich is now officially listed as a tight end on Michigan's official roster... For now.

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ANN ARBOR -- Although Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has remained largely non-committal to his players switching positions this spring, the Wolverines' official roster has seen another change on it recently.

Redshirt freshman Chase Winovich, who came into Michigan as a four-star linebacker out of high school, has switched to the tight end position on the official roster. The move comes with a number change as well. Originally wearing number 59, Winovich will now don the number 44 jersey.

It's unknown at this time whether the move is expected to be permanent or not.

Winovich has been participating mainly with the offense early on in the spring. Including practicing with the fullbacks before moving over to tight end. With tight end being a position of need from a depth standpoint, and also a position Harbaugh covets for his offense, his move gives the Wolverines a little more wiggle room going forward.

Aside from Winovich, the most notable position switch so far in spring camp is former defensive tackle, and redshirt freshman, Brady Pallante's move to fullback.

After the first practice of the spring, Harbaugh remained tight-lipped about potential position changes on the roster.

"We're still trying to figure out who the best players are and what their best positions are," Harbaugh said. "We don't know what their positions will be yet, or who the players are at those positions. Nothing's been done."