There’s been some speculation over the past week about the future of the Georgia cornerback Derek Owens. The sophomore had said earlier this week that he planned on transferring, but head coach Mark Richt had yet to say much of anything on the matter.
After Wednesday’s practice, Richt confirmed that Owens has asked to be released from his scholarship to pursue other playing opportunities.
Owens played on special teams through the first three games this season, but did not travel to Ole Miss this past weekend. The sophomore was buried on the depth chart and saw limited action.
The departure marks the 14th player to leave Georgia since the end of last season, mostly due to transfer. Just last week, safety Jakar Hamilton announced he would be leaving the program as well.
(Big thanks: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)