Three Ducks won't be back in 2010

Oregon and three players have separated, the school announced Monday: receiver Garrett Embry, defensive linemen Andrew Iupati and Terrance Montgomery.

Embry was dismissed from the program on Jan. 8 for a violation of team rules, while Montgomery has decided to give up football, a press release said. Both players remain enrolled at Oregon.

Embry played in 25 games as a reserve receiver and regular on special teams over the course of the last two seasons, catching two passes for a loss of four yards and posting nine tackles in 12 games in 2009. Montgomery was credited with one forced fumble and two tackles, including one quarterback sack, in his lone season at Oregon after transferring from Reedley (Calif.) College last spring.

Iupati, who did not play in 2009 as a redshirt after transferring from Golden West Community College, has transferred to Humboldt State University, where he is expected to have two seasons of eligibility remaining for the NCAA Division II Lumberjacks.