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Kentucky Wildcats suspend CJ Johnson, Kyle Meadows vs UL Lafayette

This wasn't a surprise after neither player was listed on the Week 1 depth chart.

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The Kentucky Wildcats will be without two key lineman when they open the regular season against Louisiana-Lafayette this week.

Offensive tackle Kyle Meadows and defensive lineman C.J. Johnson will both miss the game after head coach Mark Stoops announced both players were suspended for a violation of team rules. Both were not listed on the initial depth chart, so this news came as no surprise and could actually be looked at as good news. Anytime guys aren't listed on a depth chart the opening week of the regular season, it could mean they're transferring or have been kicked off the team. That's thankfully not the case with Meadows and Johnson.

Meadows opened fall camp as the No. 1 right tackle, but was not listed on the depth chart released earlier on Monday. He served as the team’s top reserve tackle last season and was a prime contender for a starting role this season at right tackle after Jordan Swindle moved to the left side.

As for Johnson, he was competing for a starting interior defensive line spot after making 10 tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks as a junior in 2014.

Be sure to check out the full depth chart released today.