Sigler Dismissed From Auburn Team

Devaunte Sigler was a player with plenty of promise, but it won't be realized in an Auburn uniform after he was dismissed on Friday for a violation of team rules.

Auburn,Ala.--Auburn will be without a talented defensive lineman moving forward as junior defensive tackle Devaunte Sigler has been dismissed for violation of team rules, head coach Gus Malzhan announced Friday.

"We have high standards for our players," Malzahn said. "They will represent the team and Auburn the right way."

A native of Mobile, Ala., Sigler was recruited out of B.C. Rain High as a defensive lineman although he played mostly linebacker in high school. Praised each of the last two seasons heading into the year, Sigler has battled nagging injuries and played very little in a back-up role.

In 18 games in his career, Sigler recorded 12 tackles. He played in five games in 2012, making just two tackles.

With his dismissal Auburn will enter spring practice with Jeffrey Whitaker, Kenneth Carter, Gabe Wright, Angelo Blackson, Jabrian Niles, Tyler Nero and junior college transfer Ben Bradley at the defensive tackle position.

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