Defensive end Sione Teuhema, a rising junior, was not listed on the team’s updated roster released Monday. Walk-on quarterback Jake Clise and walk-on running back Miquel James were also not listed on the roster.
Team spokesman Michael Bonnette said Teuhema’s situation remains “in limbo.”
A part of LSU’s 2014 signing class, Teuhema was suspended a month into spring practice for unknown reasons. Coach Les Miles said then that he’s unsure “the suspension will conclude ever.” A month ago the coach said he hadn’t made a decision on the rising junior’s future. Teuhema will “make” the decision for himself, Miles said then, by taking a class this summer.
Teuhema had participated in the first month of spring drills before Miles announced the suspension on April 9. It’s Teuhema’s second suspension in the calendar year. He missed the final three regular season games last year and did not travel with the Tigers to the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech. He was withheld for what Miles termed as a “coach’s decision.”
During spring practice, Teuhema was moved to the Buck position, an outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid role in LSU’s new 3-4 defense. He was playing behind starter Arden Key, along with Isaiah Washington. It’s a “natural position” for Teuhema, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron said before his suspension.
Sione is the brother to LSU starting offensive lineman Maea Teuhema. The Texas natives signed with LSU a year apart. Maea is a 2015 signee who started as a true freshman last year.
Under defensive coordinator John Chavis in 2014, Sione was mostly used his freshman season as a rushing defensive lineman in Chavis’ passing defense, Mustang. He played sparingly through the first seven regular season games last year.
Clise, fourth in the QB pecking order last year, joined the University of Richmond in January, according to richmond.com. James was a walk-on from Kentwood who played in one game of his career against New Mexico State in 2014, running for 24 yards on two carries in that game.
Freshman Jersey Numbers (excluding mid-year enrollees)
In parentheses is the player who had that number last season
- DE Sci Martin: 87 (Kevin Spears – transferred)
- DT Edwin Alexander: 95 (Quentin Thomas – exhausted eligibility)
- OL Willie Allen: 74 (Vadal Alexander – exhausted eligibility)
- DE Andre Anthony: 93 (M.J. Patterson – changed numbers)
- OL Donavaughn Campbell: 71 (N/A)
- K Connor Culp: 34 (Darrel Williams – changed numbers)
- WR Drake Davis: 25 (N/A)
- DB Kristian Fulton: 22 (Ronnie Feist – transferred)
- DT Rashard Lawrence: 90 (N/A)
- DB Cameron Lewis: 31 (Josh Growden – changed numbers)
- DE Glen Logan: 96 (N/A)
- DB Eric Monroe: 30 (N/A)
- TE Jamal Pettigrew: 80 (N/A)
- DE Caleb Roddy: 85 (Dillon Gordon – exhausted eligibility)
- OL Jakori Savage: 65 (Jerald Hawkins – left for NFL)
- QB Lindsey Scott Jr.: 14 (Trent Domingue – also occupies number)
- LB Rasshan Thornton: 43 (N/A)
- DB Andraez Williams: 29 (Rickey Jefferson – changed numbers)
- OL Lloyd Cushenberry: 79 (N/A)
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