Michigan Football: Marvin Robinson and Mike Jones Leave the Wolverines

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMay 13, 2013

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01:  Linebacker Mike Jones #27 of the Michigan Wolverines watches play against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  Carolina won 33 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Michigan football players are dropping like flies.

The latest players to leave the team are safety Marvin Robinson and linebacker Mike Jones, according to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com. This makes it three Wolverines to have left the team in one week, as linebacker Kaleb Ringer recently left without playing a single down in Ann Arbor.

The good news is that none of these players were expected to have a huge impact in the upcoming season. Robinson and Jones spent much of their careers as backups, while most of their action would take place on special teams. It was likely going to remain that way unless the injury bug continued to catch up to some of the starters.

Robinson did provide depth at safety, which is a position where Michigan could use more bodies. However, losing him isn't going to make or break the season.

What is puzzling about this news is that this now makes it eight scholarship players to have left the team since the end of last year's regular season—a list that includes two wide receivers, a fullback, two defensive linemen, a safety and two linebackers. Michigan is seeing players leave left and right.

You cannot help but wonder what in the world is going on.

According to the report, losing both Robinson and Jones won't have an effect on the 2014 recruiting class that is currently at 14. The team lucked out with both players being seniors. There is no comment on the reason for these departures at this time.

Hopefully for Wolverines fans, the streak of players leaving stops here.