Virginia Football Loses Ross Metheny, Thompson Brown, Kevin Royal

Virginia's losing a trio of players heading into spring practice.

Three Virginia Cavaliers are no longer with the team, coach Mike London has announced. Junior quarterback Ross Metheny, sophomore defensive end Thompson Brown and junior wide receiver Kevin Royal have all been removed from the school's roster.

Brown is perhaps the biggest loss, having appeared in 11 games and registering a handful of tackles in 2011. With three senior Hoos departing from the defensive line, Brown's playing time was likely to increase quite a bit. Metheny attempted a pair of passes in mop-up duty against William & Mary after getting 17 throws as a freshman and Royal's contributions have been limited to special teams.

Metheny, for one, is transferring. The others do not quite appear to be leaving of their own will, so to speak.

Virginia is scheduled to begin spring ball on March 19. Their opening game is against Richmond, followed by Penn State in Charlottesville.

For more on Hoos football, visit Virginia blog Streaking The Lawn.

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