Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tennessee's Da'Rick Rogers suspended
By Edward Aschoff
Tennessee receiver Da'Rick Rogers has been indefinitely suspended from the team and his status for the rest of the season is yet to be determined, the school announced Thursday.
The junior led the SEC with 67 catches and was second in the league with 1,040 receiving yards in 2011. He also caught nine touchdown passes.
Rogers had run-ins with the coaching staff during the offseason, but from all accounts he was having a very productive fall camp. His absence now puts more on the shoulders of Justin Hunter, who is returning from a season-ending ACL injury and junior college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson.
Tennessee released its depth chart for the season opener against NC State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff on Thursday, with senior Zach Rogers and freshman Cody Blanc behind Patterson and Hunter.
Stay tuned to the SEC blog for more on Rogers and the Vols.