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JAKE TROTTER Modified: June 26, 2009 at 12:40 am •  Published: June 26, 2009
NORMAN — Reserve defensive end Jonte Bumpus has received his release from Oklahoma and will transfer to another school, his high school coach confirmed to The Oklahoman Thursday.

Bumpus, a sophomore out of Muskogee, is expected to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision school, Roughers coach Matt Hennesy said.

Following spring practice, Bumpus found himself buried on the depth chart at one of OU’s deepest positions, though one that has gotten a little thinner in June.

Earlier this month, the Sooners also learned that incoming defensive end recruit Terry Franklin would not qualify and instead would enroll at junior college.

But even with the loss of two players at defensive end, the Sooners remain loaded at the position thanks to standouts Auston English, Jeremy Beal and Frank Alexander, as well as promising redshirt freshmen David King and R.J. Washington.