The six-foot-five, 291-pound junior transferred to Auburn in January from College of Sequioas in Visalia, Calif., choosing the Tigers over Cal, Oklahoma and others. However, he suffered a knee injury and has not played this season and was being redshirted.
Gayden is shown at a preseason practice in August.
Auburn officials say that Gayden will remain in school for the rest of the semester, but is no longer a part of the football team.
Prior to attending junior college in California, Gayden was an All-State football player at Robbinsdale Cooper High in New Hope, Minn.
Auburn's other juco transfer offensive line prospect, Brandon Mosley, is the starting right tackle for the Tigers.