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Nevada Football: Two Scholarship Players Leave Program

The Wolf Pack now have two open scholarships with the departure of two players.

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Nevada head coach Brian Polian announced that two members of the Nevada football team have decided to leave the program.

Wide receiver Malcolm Lee, a redshirt freshman, will transfer due to "personal reasons," and according to Polian he is speculating that Lee may end up going closer to home in Canada. Lee, who is listed at 6-foot-3-inches, was one of the top prospects out of Canada, and was a late commitment in the class of 2014. Lee was not expected to make an impact in the receiving corps this season.

The other player to leave is offensive lineman Derrick Stom. Losing him could become an issue if the Wolf Pack run into depth issues on an already thin offensive line. Stom originally committed to Army, before going to Diablo Valley College, where he eventually transferred to Nevada.

"I think he gave up football, to be honest with you" said Polian.

The Wolf Pack are already having to reach down the depth chart on the offensive line early in camp due to injuries and the flu bug. The offensive line could become a liability for the Wolf Pack if injuries persist, and it will have to be monitored going forward.