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Rutgers football roster updates to begin training camp

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Several players are no longer with the team, injury news and a couple of position switches.

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Wednesday marked the first official day of training camp for Rutgers football. The program distributed an updated roster and there were several notable omissions and changes. Here is a summary of the roster moves heading into the 2021 season.

  • Defensive back Peyton Powell is not on the roster and not currently with the program per head coach Greg Schiano. A return for the Baylor transfer and former 4-star recruit was not ruled out but no details on his departure were given.
  • Nose guard Robin Jutwreten medically retired and has transitioned in becoming a student assistant. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection played eight games last season and 21 overall in his Rutgers career.
  • Defensive back Christian Braswell, who transferred from Temple, underwent season ending knee surgery. He is listed as a junior on the current roster after playing three years for the Owls previously, including one season under current Rutgers assistant coach Fran Brown.
  • Backup punter Zach Feagles is not on the roster, making All-World punter Adam Korsak the lone player at that position on the team. Backup kicker Guy Fava and Towson transfer Eric Bernstein could emerge as backup options moving forward.
  • Zukudo Igwenagu has moved from linebacker to tight end. Listed at 6’4” and 230 pounds, Igwenagu is extremely athletic and physically gifted. He has played just four games over two seasons so far, so hopefully the position switch will give him an opportunity to make a bigger impact this season.
  • Kyonte Hamilton, who joined both the football and wrestling programs as a true freshman, will begin his first training camp listed as a defensive line. He also played tight end in high school at Georgetown Prep but seems unlikely to do so at Rutgers, at least for now. The Maryland native is listed at 6’4” and 275 pounds, making it clear he will wrestle as a heavyweight for head coach Scott Goodale this winter.

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The updated roster is here: