Kevin Grooms
Kevin Grooms - out (Personal)
Kevin Grooms, RB, MRSHL
7/26/2014
News: Marshall dismissed Kevin Grooms from its football program, the Herald-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: According to WCHS-TV Charleston-Huntington's Katy Brown, Kevin Grooms' dismissal followed an arrest for burglary and assault-related charges. Grooms has always been a talented athlete, but character issues disrupted his development and ultimately ended his career with Marshall. His departure leaves Steward Butler as a high-upside running back consideration heading into the year.

Joe Bergeron
Texas' Bergeron Dismissed From Team
Joe Bergeron, RB, TEXAS
7/25/2014
News: Joe Bergeron has been dismissed from the Texas program, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Joe Bergeron missed the end of spring practice, but coach Charlie Strong said recently that he was "back in the mix." It appears that's no longer the case, as Bergeron was dismissed from the team Friday for a violation of team rules. The dismissal comes at a tough time for Texas, as running back Jalen Overstreet and defensive back Chevosaki Collins were dismissed from the program Thursday. On top of that, receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were arrested and charged with felony sexual assault Thursday. Bergeron's exit is a strong boost to the value of Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray, who could both be fantasy factors this year now that Bergeron won't steal red-zone touches.

Jalen Overstreet
Jalen Overstreet - out (Suspension)
Jalen Overstreet, RB, TEXAS
7/24/2014
News: Texas running back Jalen Overstreet has been dismissed from the team due to a violation of team rules, Orangebloods.com reports.
Analysis: Jalen Overstreet rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns last year on 20 carries. He was going to have to fight for playing time in a crowded backfield but did flash some talent last season.

Tevin King
King Cleared To Return To Practice
Tevin King, RB, LATECH
7/23/2014
News: Tevin King (foot) has been cleared for Louisiana Tech's fall practices, the News Star reports.
Analysis: Tevin King hopes to see a greater share of the carries for Louisiana Tech this fall, but comes into the year behind Doak Walker Award Watch List member, Kenneth Dixon. Last season, King was second on the team in carries and rushing yards, toting the rock 93 times for 539 yards.

William Houston
William Houston - questionable (Personal)
William Houston, RB, BGREEN
7/22/2014
News: William Houston was arrested on an attempted rape charge, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: It's not clear how William Houston's arrest will play out in the legal process, but it's a very serious accusation, and Bowling Green might move to suspend him indefinitely unless the charges are dropped. He was a goal-line specialist in 2013.

Johnathan Gray
Texas' Gray (Achilles) Cleared For Workouts
Johnathan Gray, RB, TEXAS
7/18/2014
News: Johnathan Gray (Achilles) has been cleared to resume full workouts, Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reports.
Analysis: After running for 780 yards and four touchdowns on 159 carries, Johnathan Gray tore his Achilles tendon on Nov. 9 against West Virginia, sidelining him for the final four games of the 2013 season. He's been working back slowly for most of the summer, but the team has now cleared him to work out with no restrictions. The junior will likely split time with Malcolm Brown in the Longhorns' backfield next season.

Keith Marshall
Keith Marshall - probable (Knee)
Keith Marshall, RB, UGA
7/18/2014
News: Keith Marshall (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: "Keith looks great," [coach Mark] Richt said during the final day of SEC media days. "I've watched him run straight ahead; he looks outstanding in that area. I don't know if he'd say he's 100 percent today, but he has no limitations whatsoever in his training. He can run routes, he can pass [skeleton], he can do anything. We think Day 1, he'll be 100 percent, ready to compete." Keith Marshall will back up stud Todd Gurley, but should see plenty of action in a run-heavy offense.

T.J. Yeldon
T.J. Yeldon Update
T.J. Yeldon, RB, BAMA
7/17/2014
News: T.J. Yeldon has been named to the Preseason All-SEC squad, USA Today reports.
Analysis: As a freshman, T.J. Yeldon rushed for 1,235 yards and 14 touchdowns. With a new quarterback under center, the Tide should lean even more heavily on their prized back, though Derrick Henry could steal some of his thunder.

Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley Update
Todd Gurley, RB, UGA
7/17/2014
News: Todd Gurley has been named to the Preseason All-SEC squad, USA Today reports.
Analysis: No surprise here, as Todd Gurley is arguably the top running back in the country and could be in the conversation for the Heisman trophy when all is said and done. Gurley has rushed for 2,374 yards and 27 touchdowns in two seasons at Georgia, averaging over six yards per carry in the process.

Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake - out (Suspension)
Kenyan Drake, RB, BAMA
7/17/2014
News: Alabama coach Nick Saban said Thursday that Kenyan Drake is suspended but not kicked off the team, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports.
Analysis: While Saban didn't say how long the suspension will last, Kenyan Drake has indeed been disciplined after being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations earlier this month. The junior running back is still likely to see time behind starter T.J. Yeldon, sharing backup snaps with Derrick Henry.

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