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Purdue Loses Two Players for 2018

Defensive tackle Eddy Wilson and Running back Brian Lankford-Johnson won't be back next year.

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

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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