Maryland defensive end Justin Anderson is leaving the program at the end of the semester. No reason was given for the fourth-year player's departure.

Anderson, who has played tackle and end, had six tackles (one for loss) last season. He missed all of 2011 because of injury after playing extensively in 2010.

The Terps will be short on defensive line experience with the departure of Joe Vellano and A.J. Francis from last season.

Anderson was known partly for having the same first and last name as the emerging Virginia basketball player who was once a Maryland recruit.