Sep 1, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Mekale McKay (82) is tackled by Jacksonville State Gamecocks cornerback Rashod Byers (8) at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Bielema gives wide receiver Mekale McKay the okay to transfer

It appears the Arkansas Razorbacks and new head coach Bret Bielema will be without one of their biggest offense weapons this season in wide receiver Mekale McKay. Reports out of Fayetteville on Sunday indicate that McKay has been granted permission to transfer.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound McKay was the second-leading receiver on the Razorbacks last year as a true freshman, accumulating 317 yards on 21 catches. With receiver Cobi Hamilton — who racked up 1,335 yards in 2012 — gone to the NFL, it appears as if McKay would have be counted on to become the go-to receiver on the Razorbacks in 2013. However, McKay was plagued by injuries during spring camp and started to slip down the wide receiver depth charts.

Not many details are known about McKay’s reason for transferring, but it seems like his split with Bielema and the Arkansas program as amicable. Bielema said McKay has already decided on a destination to transfer to, but decline to reveal the school.

Bielema will certainly bringing the power running game he perfected at Wisconsin to the SEC, but even so, losing a potentially stud receiver will undoubtedly be a setback.

[Source: CBS Sports]

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