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Terps DB Avery Graham quits team

3/28/2012

On the day the 24th player to leave Maryland under Randy Edsall found a new destination, a 25th player is now on his way out the door.

Defensive back Avery Graham quit the Terrapins, the schools announced Wednesday. Edsall said Graham will be given his unconditional release should he decide to transfer.

"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," Edsall said in a statement. "Avery was a hard worker during his time here and we wish him well."

A redshirt junior, Graham entered the spring as a reserve cornerback. He has 17 tackles in 13 career games, playing corner, linebacker and special teams. Graham's 2011 season came to an end after suffering a knee injury Oct. 15 against Clemson, and a groin injury in 2010 limited him to just seven games during that campaign.

Earlier Wednesday, Danny O'Brien — until today, the most recent player to exit Maryland — transferred to Wisconsin.

Graham is the 25th player with eligibility remaining to leave Maryland since Edsall was hired last Jan. 24, and he is the 13th player to leave following this past season.