NORMAN — Cornerback Gary Simon and defensive tackle Marquis Anderson are no longer with Oklahoma's football team, an OU spokesman confirmed Sunday night.
The news was first reported by SoonerScoop.com, the Rivals network site that covers OU.
The website reported Sunday that defensive tackle Damon Williams had left the team as well, but the spokesman couldn't confirm his departure.
Simon, who saw action in three games as a true freshman last season, was expected to compete for a starting position opposite senior cornerback Aaron Colvin.
Anderson, a redshirt freshman last fall, appeared in four games, recording five total tackles in reserve duty.
Williams redshirted as a true freshman in 2010, saw no game action in 2011 and in 2012, only appeared in the Sooners' 52-7 rout of Kansas, recording two tackles.
With Anderson and Williams apparently gone, Oklahoma is left with just three defensive tackles — junior Torrea Peterson, sophomore Jordan Phillips and redshirt freshman Jordan Wade — for spring football practices, which begin in early March.
The defensive tackles are also currently without a coach. Longtime position coach Jackie Shipp was fired last week, and coach Bob Stoops has yet to hire a replacement.
Peterson, Phillips and Wade have seen little or no action throughout their college careers; Phillips played some in reserve duty last season, and is considered a raw talent with a high ceiling.
Junior college transfer Quincy Russell, from Trinity Valley Community College in Texas, was supposed to enroll early and participate in spring football, but academics prevented him from doing so.
He's now expected to arrive in the summer, along with Oklahoma's three incoming freshman defensive tackles.