SEATTLE (AP) — Washington head coach Chris Petersen will begin his first spring practices with the Huskies without quarterback Cyler Miles, the backup to Keith Price last season.
Petersen suspended Miles and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow indefinitely in February for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Miles and Stringfellow remain part of Washington's roster but Petersen said Monday there is nothing new on their status with the team.
"There has been no talk of those guys. They haven't been here. We've moved on and we're going. It's not about those guys. It's about the guys in the room," Petersen said. "We'll just let that play out and see how it goes."
Miles appeared to be the successor to the graduating Price entering the offseason. He served as Price's backup last season, appearing in eight games with one start. Miles went 37-of-61 for 418 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions on the season.
Stringfellow made three starts while appearing in 12 games as a freshman. He caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown.
Redshirt sophomore Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman Troy Williams will be the only quarterbacks taking snaps as spring football gets underway Tuesday.
"It's great for them," Petersen said. "They are going to get all kinds of reps but you would probably like a little more depth as a coaching staff."
Petersen is looking forward to his first chance to work with his new team after spending 13 seasons with Boise State as a head coach and offensive coordinator.