Just when it felt good to be confident going into a football season, that was ripped away this morning when the depth chart was announced and #21 was absent.

 

Da'Rick Rogers has been suspended indefinitely from the University of Tennessee football team for violation of team rules.

 

Coming on the heels of LSU's announcement just days ago that Tyrann Mathieu had been let go in the Bayou, the Vols now face a similar situation with the loss of one of the best wide receivers in the country.

 

The troubled player has seen his fair share of problems while in Knoxville. There was a bar brawl in 2010 and a two week ban this spring from offseason activity for "conduct detrimental to the team."

 

While UT has yet to release what the actual violation is at this time, there is speculation of substance abuse or possible conversations with an agent.

 

Rogers led the SEC in receptions last season and finished with 1040 yards on the year.

 

He was expected to be part of a dynamic receiving corps with Justin Hunter and JUCO transfer Cordarrelle Patterson for the Volunteers this season.