Bielema announces Kelly-Thomas departure

By: Matt Jones
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema speaks during a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the university's football complex.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema speaks during a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the university's football complex.

— Defensive end Darrell Kelly-Thomas is no longer on Arkansas' football team, coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday.

Bielema didn't give a reason for the departure of the redshirt sophomore. Kelly-Thomas was seldom used with the Razorbacks, playing in just three games after signing with the program in 2011. The Lufkin, Texas native didn't play last season.

Kelly-Thomas is the sixth player to leave Arkansas' program this off-season. Linebackers A.J. Turner (Arkansas State) and Myke Tavarres (Incarnate Word), cornerback Ray Buchanan Jr. (Northern Iowa) and running back Nate Holmes (McNeese State) have transferred.

Receiver Melvinson Hartfield left the program last week, an Arkansas official confirmed.

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