East Carolina announced Wednesday that it suspended three wide receivers for its season opener against Appalachian State on Saturday.

Senior Dayon Arrington, sophomore Danny Webster and redshirt freshman Antonio Cannon were suspended for violating team policy, Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill said.

"There are rules and policies in place for a reason and we expect those to be followed, unconditionally," McNeill said.

Arrington has posted 13 receptions for 124 yards in 23 games for ECU over his first three years.

Webster tallied 43 catches for 418 yards in 11 games a season ago.