By Jeff Barker
The Baltimore Sun
1:52 PM EST, February 21, 2014
Maryland's football team released its spring practice depth chart on Friday -– a list notable for an absence (wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro) and a position switch (offensive lineman Evan Mulrooney).
Cheeseboro’s Maryland football career is finished "due to personal issues," coach Randy Edsall told reporters.
Cheeseboro, a redshirt sophomore last season, had played sparingly as a reserve. He was limited by a concussion sustained in October when his bicycle collided with a bus at a campus intersection. He had injury issues before that but played on special teams the previous season. He attended Milford Mill and Fork Union Academy before college.
Mulrooney, a redshirt sophomore last season, is switching from center to guard. He will open spring practice as the backup to Silvano Altamirano.
“Just trying to find the five best offensive linemen” to put on the field at once, Edsall said of the switch.
Mulrooney is a media favorite with a sense of humor. He reminds us of actor Seth Rogen, especially when Mulrooney puts on his glasses.
Spring practice begins March 1 and ends with the red-white game on the evening of April 11.
In between, the Terps – who will practice in the mornings – will again leave College Park to hold an open scrimmage in another part of the state. This yeat, they will travel to North Point High School in Waldorf for a scrimmage on March 28.
The spring depth chart is very fluid. It won’t contain a number of players who are expected to be key performers when the season – Maryland’s first in the Big Ten – opens in the fall.
Among the missing are a number of players recovering from injuries. The list includes wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, first-year offensive tackle Derwin Gray; linebackers Alex Twine and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, and cornerback Jarrett Ross.
The depth chart includes wide receiver Marcus Leak – who missed last season after leaving school for personal reasons – and running back Wes Brown. Brown was suspended following a confrontation with police.
Both are listed as backups.
“I know they’re both anxious to get back on the field,” Edsall said.
Maryland also introduced its three new assistant coaches Friday, making them available to the media for the first time. We’ll have more on them later today and will take a close look at Greg Studrawa, the new offensive line coach who was once LSU's offensive coordinator.
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