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Oregon QB Roper set to transfer

Updated: May 23, 2009, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon backup quarterback Justin Roper has decided to transfer and has been granted his release.

Oregon coach Chip Kelly said Saturday the 6-foot-6, 204-pound Georgia native made the decision after emerging from spring drills behind Ducks starter Jeremiah Masoli.

Roper started Oregon's first three games a year ago before suffering a knee injury in overtime at Purdue, forcing him to miss the next four games.

Roper finished last year completing 48 of 91 passes for ...

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