Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Arkansas losing linebacker Peters
Arkansas senior associate head coach Randy Shannon directs linebacker Otha Peters during practice Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the UA practice field in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Linebacker Otha Peters has decided to transfer from Arkansas, coach Bret Bielema said Monday.
Peters, a junior, had been working as a backup middle linebacker for the Razorbacks this preseason.
"We will assist him with the process to find a new home moving forward," Bielema said on Twitter. "Wishing him the best!"
Peters has struggled with injuries throughout his college career, finishing his freshman season with 32 tackles and recording only nine tackles in seven games last season. His departure likely means junior college transfer Josh Williams will be the backup to Brooks Ellis at middle linebacker.