Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Michigan loses second player this week
By Adam Rittenberg
Michigan has lost two players this week, although neither departure should sting too much.
Team officials confirmed that wide receiver Je'Ron Stokes has left the Wolverines. Stokes played in each of the past two seasons, mostly on special teams, and recorded three receptions for 27 yards.
He didn't appear to be a big part of the plan on offense this fall, as Michigan returns veteran wideouts Roy Roundtree and Junior Hemingway, and younger receivers such as Jeremy Jackson have received good reviews during preseason camp.
Some will remember Stokes from his route to Michigan. The heralded recruit was headed to Tennessee before the Vols fired Phil Fulmer as coach. He decided instead to join the Wolverines but never blossomed on the field.
Michigan on Monday confirmed the departure of freshman offensive lineman Tony Posada.
Neither departure hurts Michigan much in the grand scheme. The Wolverines could be a bit thin at receiver in 2012, although Darryl Stonum is expected to return after being forced to redshirt this season.