UPDATE (7:20 p.m.): While Moore won't suit up for Ohio State next season, the Buckeyes intend on bringing him back in some sort of student-coaching capacity, a team source said.
UPDATE (6:29 p.m.): While an Ohio State spokesman has denied this report, Eleven Warriors stands by the story and our sources.
Ohio State senior tight end J.T. Moore is leaving the Ohio State football team, sources told Eleven Warriors Thursday.
Moore, a fifth-year senior, will part ways with the Buckeyes due to chronic knee injuries. He played in 31 games during his career, including all 14 games in the 2013 season.
Moore moved from the defensive line to tight end prior to the start of 2013 and was used primarily in run situations and on special teams. He had 10 career tackles.
Moore, a native of Youngstown, came to Columbus as a three-star defensive lineman out of Boardman High School and an All-Ohio selection.
Team sources confirmed the departure.