Tressel Updates: Chattams, Arden, Kerr

Coach provides updates on one player whose career appears to be over, another who is returning to practice and a third who gives the offense a good look every day.

OSU head coach Jim Tressel offered updates on several players during his weekly luncheon today.

Tressel told after the luncheon that junior flanker Angelo Chattams' career with the Buckeyes is likely over due to an injury.

"He's injured, in fact he won't play, period," Tressel said. "He's got an injury that they told us he can't play any more. That's what I've heard."

Obviously, Chattams situation does not appear to be related to legal issues he faced in his hometown of Dayton last year.

Chattams came out of Dayton Chaminade-Julienne as one of the state's top prospects in 2001. He made his only career reception, however, against Indiana that season.

He then faced felony theft charges in his hometown early last season, putting his career in limbo. He was back with the team this fall, but must have sustained an injury in practice.

At the same time, it appears that sophomore tight end Redgie Arden is back with the team. Arden has missed the first month of the year, likely as a penalty for his second drunken driving arrest earlier this year in his hometown of Ironton, Ohio.

"He's practicing right now. (He won't play) this week, but perhaps down the line," Tressel said.

Tressel also confirmed that Indiana transfer John Kerr, a linebacker, has been practicing with the team since the first game.

"He has been practicing," Tressel said. "He was allowed to come in after the first game. He has been here since then. He's (Anthony) Schlegel's little brother. Anthony and John are doing an excellent job with our scout team."

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