VolQuest is citing multiple sources in reporting that senior wide receiver Austin Rogers "likely" tore his ACL during off season workouts and will miss the season.
Rogers has caught 76 passes for 891 yards in his four-year career as a Vol. He missed 2006 with a medical redshirt for both a shoulder injury and an extended battle with mononucleosis. A precise route-runner, he's also quite tough, and would likely have contributed well this season, especially as a third down specialist. He was, however, listed on the post-spring depth chart as a backup to Gerald Jones. In any event, Rogers will be missed.