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Running back Willis Wilson, tight end Josh Perkins dismissed from the team for violation of team rules

The University of Washington Huskies released a statement moment ago saying that running back Willis Wilson and tight end Joshua Perkins have been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

No other details were provided.

Wilson was a sophomore walk-on tailback out of Lakes High School, who had elevated himself up to the second-team offense behind Bishiop Sankey and Jesse Callier, who were splitting time with the first team offense.

Wilson figured to be in the mix to see some special teams duty and mop up carries. He had impressed Steve Sarkisian early this camp with his willingness to run through contact.

Perkins had been converted from wide receiver to tight end this fall. While looking overwhelmed in run blocking and pass protection, he had shown some flashes of talent, catching passes over the middle with the second and third team offense.

Both Wilson and Perkins played at positions that were somewhat lacking in depth.

With the season-ending injury to Deontae Cooper and Wilson's dismissal, it leaves just Sankey, Callier, Dezden Petty and true freshman Erich Wilson II at tailback.

The tight end corps has been reduced to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Michael Hartvigson and Evan Hudson.