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Davion Rogers no longer with Michigan

Freshman linebacker Davion Rogers is no longer with the Michigan football program.

A team spokesman confirmed Rogers' departure Friday afternoon, and Rogers no longer appears on the team roster. Rogers hasn't played this season and was a likely redshirt candidate. Rivals.com first reported Rogers' departure.

Michigan now has lost five players from the recruiting class it signed in February.

Rogers wasn't going to play this season, so his departure doesn't really hurt. The larger issue is the continued exodus of players from Ann Arbor, even after the team's hot start.

Players leave programs for a variety of reasons -- academics, homesickness, playing-time issues -- so it's unfair to put total blame with the Wolverines coaching staff.

But this is a trend Michigan would like to see end soon.