KNOXVILLE TN - SEPTEMBER 18: Brian Biada #31 of the Florida Gators tackles Da'Rick Rogers #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 18 2010 in Knoxville Tennessee. Florida won 31-17. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Da'Rick Rogers No Longer On Sabbatical From Vols, Was Considering Transfer

Da'Rick Rogers, one of the SEC's best wide receivers, is interested in transferring to play FCS football. Derek Dooley has said Rogers is currently on a break from the Vols.

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VIDEO: Da'Rick Rogers Denies Transfer Reports After Tennessee Practice

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has returned to practice, with Derek Dooley considering the issue that led to his temporary hiatus resolved. Dooley has said the two talked for hours late last week.

After practice Monday, Rogers said the issue wasn't really a "program" matter, but a "personal" thing. He also denied he was considering a transfer, saying he needs to "do a little better job with my tweets." A source told Rogers was thinking about a transfer, but only to Georgia State, and that the Panthers hadn't heard from him.


Some of Rogers' other remarks:

No controversy. Just had some things to handle off the field. Got those handled, and now we're looking forward to moving forward and becoming a championship-contending team.

If I was a distraction, I really wasn't trying to be a distraction. Everything's good now. As a team, we're focused on moving forward.

Once and for all. The chemistry on this team is great this year.

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Da'Rick Rogers Back On The Field For Tennessee Football

Top Tennessee Volunteers receiver Da'Rick Rogers was non-suspended suspended by Derek Dooley while certain things were taken care of. I realize that's vague, but that's what we're working with. Dooley said the absence would continue as long as it continued. Again, pretty vague.

Whatever it was, consider it done:

Rogers had been considering a transfer back to his native state, specifically to play for Georgia State. While certain reports had Rogers ready to sign on with Bill Curry any second now, a source told the deal wasn't done. He did tell that he'd only consider Georgia State as a potential destination. However, Georgia State didn't hear from him, nor was there any indication they'd be willing to bring him on if they had.

Rogers led the SEC in receiving yardage last year, and it feels strange to say a FCS team would have to think about whether to take on a player with that status, but he appears to be a player who requires a little extra attention.

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.


Da'Rick Rogers Looking To Transfer, Possibly To Georgia State

Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers is on some sort of hiatus from spring practice, but a source says he's looking to transfer.


Da'Rick Rogers Not Suspended Suspended, But Pretty Much Suspended

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley says he hasn't technically suspended wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, but that Rogers won't be coming around practice until some things are straightened out. Dooley says that could be as soon as this week, if all goes well.

This isn't the first time Dooley has termed a prolonged absence this way, nor is it the first time Rogers has made less-than-savory headlines. It's also not the 355th piece of bad news to hit the Vols in the past two years, but more like the 1,763rd. I've lost count.

Much of Tennessee's chances this year count on Tyler Bray having a full suite of weaponry. If Justin Hunter is able to come back from injury and Rogers can do the same with his non-suspension, the Vols could be battle-hardened enough to be deadly.

Rogers led the team with 1,040 receiving yards in 2011.

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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