Tennessee redshirt freshman QB Riley Ferguson isn’t expected to return to the team, Butch Jones said today.

“As of right now, based on our recent conversations, we do not anticipate that he will be a member of our football family moving forward,” Jones said.

Ferguson’s departure would leave Tennessee with three candidates for the starting job in Justin Worley (SR), Josh Dobbs (SO) and Nathan Peterman (SO). However, Ferguson was always figured as the ‘wildcard’ signal caller who we knew the least about, and several projected Ferguson to land the starting job at some point in the 2014 season.

Jones indicated today at the SEC spring meetings that Ferguson’s decision has really transpired over the last several days after being home¬†between summer academic sessions.¬†

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