Things just got a lot thinner along the defensive line at Duke. In response to the players failing to meet program standards, defensive lineman Marquies Price and Brandon Boyce have each been dismissed from the team.
Details were not provided regarding the exact cause of the players dismissal.
Marquies Price was the more experienced of the two, having played in 11 games and tallied 23 tackles and two sacks. Boyce, on the other hand, provided depth along the line having played in parts of seven games and registering seven tackles and a sack.
Coach David Cutcliffe announced their dismissal on Tuesday.
Boyce was in trouble to start the season, serving a three game suspension for unspecified reasons. Neither has officially commented on their dismissal, but Price has been active on his social media accounts.
With each player entering their junior season, each figured to be an integral part of the Blue Devils defense this year. Duke will have to rely on contributions from younger, more inexperienced players if they hope to improve their defense in 2017.