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Two Purdue football players announced they will not return to the program for 2018.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2018 6:53 PM
Updated: Jan. 15, 2018 6:53 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two football players announced they will not return to the Purdue program for 2018.

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Defensive tackle Eddy Wilson announced on Sunday that he will forego his senior season and instead, enter the NFL draft.

Running back Brian Lankford-Johnson made it clear on Monday that he is transferring, but did not say where he will be going.

Wilson accumulated 73 tackles and 3.5 sacks in three seasons as a Boilermaker.

Lankford-Johnson rushed 22 times this past season (as a sophomore) for 86 yards; a downgrade from his 48 carries for 314 yards as a freshman in 2016.

Purdue still returns all four running backs who saw significant minutes in 2016 (Tario Fuller, Markelle Jones, DJ Knox, Richie Worship).

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