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Reserve lineman Morant leaves Georgia

ATHENS - As Georgia prepares to add close to three dozen more players, room continues to open up on the 85-man scholarship roster.

Dexter Morant, who played sparingly in three seasons at Georgia, has left the university due to "academic considerations," according to UGA. Morant, an outside linebacker-defensive end, was one of the team's tallest players, at 6-foot-7, but was never able to stay healthy or play well enough in practice to crack the playing rotation.

It's not the first time Morant, a native of Manning, S.C., has left the team: During the first week of preseason practice in 2010 Morant got homesick and his departure from the team was announced. But he returned a couple days later, and ended up redshirting his first season at Georgia.

Georgia has updated its official roster on the web site: Morant is the only notable player missing. Tailback Ken Malcome is the only other scholarship player with eligibility left confirmed by Georgia to be leaving the program. (Other than the three players who left for the NFL draft.)