Maryland cornerback Avery Graham was granted an unconditional release by the university and will transfer, according to reports. Graham was a redshirt junior and entered spring practice listed behind Jeremiah Johnson on the depth chart. Head coach Randy Edsall released a statement on Graham's departure:
Via The Baltimore Sun:
"I'm disappointed that Avery has decided to leave us, but he didn't feel he was going to be a starter in the fall," Terps coach Randy Edsall said in a news release. "Avery was a hard worker during his time here and we wish him well."
With Graham's departure, Johnson and Dexter McDougle are the only cornerbacks entering the 2012 season with any kind of experience. The news comes on the same day that former Terp quarterback Danny O'Brien's transfer became official when it was reported that he would sign with Wisconsin. Graham is now the 13th player to leave the Maryland football program since the end of the 2011 season.
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