Two Michigan football defensive players enter NCAA transfer portal

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While players are bound to stay on when things are going good, when it doesn’t appear there’s a role for them, they’re also bound to leave.

Such is the case for two soon-to-be former Wolverines, who stayed on during Michigan football’s 2021 College Football Playoff run, but now that that’s over, are looking, presumably, for a place where they can find more playing time.

On Monday, two players entered the NCAA transfer portal, both on the defensive side of the ball. The first is linebacker Anthony Solomon, who was a longtime target that suddenly appeared to be out of the fray, before the maize and blue started searching for more team speed on the defensive side of the ball following in the 2018 loss to Ohio State. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas four-star was in the VIPER rotation. However, despite that position being eradicated with Mike Macdonald taking over defensive coordinator duties from Don Brown, Solomon stayed on. He mostly played special teams snaps throughout the years.

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The other is another late addition, this time to the 2020 recruiting class, in Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne four-star cornerback Darion Green-Warren. Green-Warren committed after the early signing period, on Jan. 4, 2020, and was expected to shore up the secondary. However, in his two years with the program, he hasn’t been able to see the field in any form.

With the latter departure, there are plenty of defensive backs who could take his place, including any of the six already signed to the 2022 recruiting class.

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