In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, Tennessee coach Butch Jones exhorts offensive linemen Ja'Wuan James, left, Antonio Richardson, and Zach Fulton during a NCAA college game against Auburn in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee wide receiver Paul Harris, running back Tom Smith and defensive back Tino Thomas have received their releases to leave the football program.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Thursday at a news conference that, "We've allowed them to explore further options."
Harris played in five games as a freshman this season and caught one pass for 15 yards. Smith played 10 games this fall and rushed for 95 yards and 24 carries as a sophomore. Thomas, a redshirt freshman, played in three games but didn't make a tackle.
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Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.