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Greg Reid is a free man
Greg Reid was one of the best cornerbacks and kick returners in college football. He was a key contributor on this Florida State team, but is now a free man after being dismissed for a violation of team rules.
He is now eligible to transfer to any division II school of his choice after Florida State has officially released him from his scholarship. He will not have to sit out this season once he decides which school he will play for.
Mario Pender out for the year
As if this offseason couldn't get any worse for the Seminoles, running back Mario Pender will miss the entire year after suffering a groin injury. The injury is so severe that it will require surgery.
"Instead of making it worse, we're going to get it fixed and have him ready to go," Fisher said. "We'll probably redshirt him," (via David M. Hale of ESPN).
Pender is a 5-star recruit from the 2012 class, who had a chance to see the field quite often this year.
Chris Thompson is back
With Pender out for the year, the Seminoles could use all of the running back depth they can find. Senior Chris Thompson is ready to provide a helping hand. About a year ago Thompson didn't even know if he would ever be able to play football again after breaking his back. Now he is back on the field and teammates say he looks better than before.
"We didn't know if he was ever going to play again," defensive tackle Everett Dawkins said. "To see him go out there with that same speed, he hasn't lost a step," (via David M. Hale of ESPN).
Thompson has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his Florida State career and has scored 10 touchdowns.