LINCOLN, Neb. -- Five Nebraska players have been suspended for the Sept. 5 opener against BYU for violating team rules.

Coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions after practice Thursday night. He said he wouldn't name the suspended players at this time but might by the week of the opener. He said ''it will become obvious as the kickoff occurs.''

Riley also announced that receiver Sam Burtch and cornerback Chris Jones had knee surgeries this week. No timetable is set for their returns. He also said running back Jordan Stevenson didn't practice because of a bad ankle.

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Riley also announced that Givens Price has moved from the offensive line to defensive tackle and backup tight end Jared Blum is transferring to South Dakota State.