Maryland defensive end Justin Anderson is leaving the program at the end of the semester, a team spokesman said.
Anderson had six tackles (one for loss) in six games last season for the Terrapins. He missed the entire 2011 season with an injury suffered early in preseason camp.
Anderson's most productive season came in 2010, when he started all 13 games at Anchor (strong-side defensive end) and made 22 tackles (5.5 for loss) and recorded his only two career sacks.
In the final week of spring practice, defensive line coach Greg Gattuso suggested Anderson was in line to be the Terps' top reserve end as they attempt to replace starters A.J. Francis and Joe Vellano. Keith Bowers and Quinton Jefferson are atop the post-spring depth chart released Tuesday.
"Justin's a guy, we would like him to be out third end and he can play both sides, which he can," Gattuso said. "He's not going to get nervous when Florida State walks on the field. I think he doesn't have the confidence in himself he should, and it's my job to try to keep building that with him because he's a better football player than he gives himself credit for sometimes."
With Anderson's departure, Maryland has only nine scholarship seniors for the 2013 season. Of the 10 defensive linemen listed on the Terps' post-spring depth chart, only three took a snap in a game last season.
--- Patrick Stevens