Reserve lineman Rodgers not with Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Reserve offensive lineman Na'Tay Rodgers is no longer with South Carolina.

Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday the redshirt freshman is seeking a transfer. Spurrier said Rodgers had some problems with team policies the coach would not disclose and that all thought it was in the player's best interest to participate elsewhere.

Rodgers is a 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman from Waldorf, Maryland. He sat out last season and had hoped to gain time as a backup this year on the Gamecocks offensive line. But he was not part of the team's two-deep lineup in a 45-42 overtime loss to Tennessee Saturday night.

The Gamecocks (4-5, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) have this week off before returning to play at Florida on Nov. 15.

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