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Washington WR medically retires due to injury; four others granted releases

James Johnson, Kevin Smith AP

Washington’s wide receiver depth has taken a hit. In a release sent out Thursday, Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian announced that wide receiver James Johnson is hanging up the cleats for medical reasons.

Specifically, Johnson (pictured right) sustained a wrist injury last year and has been unable to return. Johnson, who would have been a fifth-year senior in 2013, played in 30 games at the UW, catching 68 passes for 791 yards and seven touchdowns. He will be able to finish out his college career on scholarship to get his degree.

Additionally, Sarkisian announced that the following four players have been granted release from their scholarships: receiver Jamaal Jones, defensive back Darien Washington, running back Erich Wilson II and linebacker Evan Zeger. Wilson is said to be transferring to San Jose State.

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2 Responses to “Washington WR medically retires due to injury; four others granted releases”
  1. Dream_Machine says: May 31, 2013 2:24 AM

    It’s something every year with the dawgs. Looks like another 7-5 and a whack bowl game.

  2. thegamecocker says: May 31, 2013 9:54 AM

    I hope he earned or is about to earn his degree. His wrist will be fine.

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