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Rhule announces dismissal of OL Wilson, DB Blake

October 4, 2017

Baylor junior cornerback Jourdan Blake and senior offensive lineman Ishmael Wilson are no longer members of the Baylor football team, coach Matt Rhule confirmed Tuesday.

Rhule wouldn’t comment on why the two players are no longer with the team. However, he said their departure wasn’t related to any crime.

Rhule said junior running back Terence Williams is still on the squad, but will have to meet with a team leadership council before his status is clear. Rhule said he didn’t know if Williams will be suspended for Baylor’s next game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 14.

Blake has played in all five games this season and has recorded five tackles and a pass breakup. He started the first two games at cornerback before Blake Lynch replaced him in the lineup.

Wilson, who transferred to Baylor from Texas A&M in 2014, started 12 games for the Bears last season. But he’s started just one game this season against Oklahoma, and has been replaced in the lineup by freshman Xavier Newman in the last two games.

Williams is one of the Bears’ top returning players after rushing for a team-high 1,048 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

But he missed the first three games this season following offseason shoulder surgery, and struggled to regain last year’s form in his two games since his return. He rushed for 26 yards on 11 carries in a 49-41 loss to Oklahoma two weeks ago and picked up 27 yards on 11 carries in Saturday’s 33-20 loss to Kansas State.

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