Oklahoma State released the Orange and Black roster for Saturday’s spring game, and there are three notable names missing. A school spokesperson confirmed to the Tulsa World that running back Raymond Taylor, offensive lineman Paul Lewis and safety Tre Roberts are no longer on the team roster.
While all three received playing time last season, the loss of depth shouldn’t hurt the Cowboys too much.
Taylor, a walk-on, showed some flashes of promise towards the of last season, but the Pokes are loaded at running back with Chris Carson, Rennie Childs and Jeff Carr still on the roster. Plus, Barry Sanders Jr. will join the team in the fall.
Lewis, a redshirt senior, spent 2014 at center before moving to starting right guard for the 2015 season. The line struggled to come together though and failed to generate much of a push in the run game. He was eventually replaced by Jesse Robinson as offensive line coach Greg Adkins searched for answers.
Roberts, a redshirt sophomore out of Houston, saw limited playing time last season and, with a lot of depth at the safety position, it was unlikely that he’d see the field much in 2016.
Naturally, the question of the hour is, why are they no longer with the team? Robert Allen, with GoPokes.com and sideline reporter for Oklahoma State, is reporting that Taylor has decided to transfer in search of more playing time. It is not yet known why Lewis and Roberts are no longer on the roster.