Michigan loses two more reserve defenders
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n the heels of redshirt freshman linebacker Kaleb Ringer’s departure last week, Michigan safety Marvin Robinson and linebacker Mike Jones have left the team.
Both Robinson and Jones were seniors and career reserves.
Robinson (6-2, 202) was likely to see playing time this fall. He reportedly ran with the first team much of the spring, but senior Thomas Gordon and sophomore Jarrod Wilson are considered the favorites to land the starting jobs.
The Eagle Lake, Fla., native was a four-star recruit in 2010 class.
Jones would have been returning for a fifth year of eligibility. The 6-2, 223-pound Orlando, Fla. native arrived as a three-star in the 2009 recruiting class.
Jones actually began the 2011 season listed as a starting linebacker, but fell down the depth chart and never started a game. He appeared in all 13 games last year, mostly on special teams. He saw action in 29 games during his career, and had eight career tackles.
He was not expected to be in the two-deep roster this fall.
The three latest departures brings Michigan’s total to eight scholarship players since the end of the regular season. The others include: wide receiver Jerald Robinson, fullback Stephen Hopkins, defensive lineman Nathan Brink, receiver/tight end Ricardo Miller and defensive lineman Kenny Wilkins.