The Washington Times - March 28, 2012, 08:36PM

Maryland defensive back Avery Graham has left the program, the school said Wednesday.

Graham, who had five tackles in six games last season before missing the second half of the season with a knee injury, is the 13th player with eligibility remaining to depart the Terrapins’ program since the end of last season.


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

Graham played primarily on special teams over the last two season. Recruited as a defensive back, Graham was moved to Maryland’s Star linebacker position during camp last season, Edsall’s first in College Park.

Graham was listed as a second-string cornerback prior to spring practice behind Jeremiah Johnson. Maryland has only one cornerback with starting experience returning next season: Junior Dexter McDougle. The Terps also added junior college transfer Isaac Goins during the offseason.

—- Patrick Stevens