Notre Dame defensive end Grant Blankenship has been suspended from the team for a violation of team rules. As of right now, it is unclear what the violation was and whether he will return to the team or not.
#NotreDame DL Grant Blankenship has been suspended from the program https://t.co/SnYik6HSia (FREE) pic.twitter.com/s9Nnr2LB4W— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) April 15, 2016
After appearing in 11 games as a true freshman, Grant saw his playing time drop significantly as a Sophomore, seeing action in only three games. Grant was rated as a 4-star recruit in the 247 Composite.
Once again, this places a strain on the depth at defensive end. Look for a young player such as Daelin Hayes or Khalid Kareem to see an increase in playing time moving forward.