The newspaper reported that coach Mike Stoops said in a statement that Dean was suspended "due to a violation of team rules."
Dean was charged with one count of misconduct involving weapons on Saturday. He is scheduled to appear in court next week, according to the report.
Dean, a senior, was the Wildcats fourth-leading receiver in 2009, catching 42 passes for 396 yards, though that's a bit misleading because the top four receivers all caught between 42 and 48 passes. He was expected to be a key part of an offense that welcomed back at a lot of quality experience, particularly at the skill positions.
If Dean isn't reinstated, senior Travis Cobb is listed behind him on the spring depth chart, though the Wildcats might shuffle the lineup. Cobb caught only one pass last year. Spring standout Gino Crump, listed behind Juron Criner at the "X" receiver, is a possibility.