Minnesota Football: Andre McDonald No Longer Practicing or on Gopher's 105-man Roster

News broke yesterday that Andre McDonald is no longer on the Gopher's 105-man roster and will not be practicing through the remainder of fall camp.

Andre McDonald's erratic career with the Gophers football team took another wrong turn this week, as the sophomore wide receiver was removed from the team's 105-man practice roster for the rest of preseason camp for a violation of team rules.

"The only comment I'll make is we have a team policy to follow, and right now, [McDonald's] not able to practice," Gophers coach Jerry Kill said after Saturday night's practice at TCF Bank Stadium.

Kill said he would address McDonald's status again after preseason camp. The Gophers open their season Aug. 29 against UNLV.

And this is the same story, different words from Fuller.

"We have a team policy that you have to follow," Kill said of McDonald after Saturday's scrimmage. "Right now, he's not able to practice. That's where we're at right now. He's not going to be practicing the rest of camp."

Kill didn't specify McDonald's violation but said he would address it after camp.

At a position that is already thin, this is a pretty big blow to the Gopher offense.  McDonald has had his issues and hopefully he will be able to work through this issue and get his career and education back on track.  I fully believe that Kill is making this move because it is in the best interest of the team.  But I also believe that Kill will not cast off McDonald and he will do his best to help Andre continue grow as a young man.

In related news, Donovan Jones has been learning both QB and WR this fall but he is making the switch to WR full time.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Jones continued to impress coaches with this athletic ability, but trying to learn two positions is slowing down his development process.

"We've got to sell out and get him to learn more things at receiver," Kill said. "Right now his head is swimming because we've got him doing a lot of things."


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