Tejay Johnson battled injuries throughout his Rutgers career. Ultimately, the injuries were too much to overcome and Johnson's career is over.

"Tejay Johnson is medically unable to play going forward, so what his role in the program will be, we'll decide as we get into training camp," coach Kyle Flood said. "Some of those guys have become student-coaches, some of those guys have worked with us in recruiting and operations. It really is just more about what we can do to best fit him in."

Rutgers will also be without three freshmen: linebacker Sidney Gopre, linebacker Justin Nelson and quarterback J.R. Reese.

Gopre, a three-star prospect from Newark, will attend Milford Academy and is expected to enroll at Rutgers in January. Nelson, a three-star prospect from Wayne, will attend Nassau Community College. Reese, the son of Giants general manager Jerry Reese, was expected to join the team as a walk-on, but instead will attend prep school and enroll in January.

Johnson, who would have been a redshirt junior, had moved to wide receiver from free safety in spring practice. He expected the move to help him better deal with hamstring issues that plagued him during his first three years at Rutgers.