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Backup defensive end Kelvin Cain leaves team

Kelvin Cain is no longer a Miami Hurricane.

The 6-3, 230-pound junior defensive end from Clovis, Calif. left the team earlier this week according to a UM spokesman. Cain played in UM's first seven games and had 11 tackles and one sack. He hadn't appeared on UM's depth chart, though, since before the Notre Dame game. 

Freshman Tyriq McCord passed Cain up on the depth chart after the 41-3 loss to the Irish. Cain's best game of the season was against N.C. State. He had three tackles and a sack.

Cain spent his first two seasons at UM as a linebacker before being switched to defensive end in the spring. He finishes his UM career with 43 tackles and two forced fumbles in 26 games. He returned an interception return for a touchdown last season against Bethune-Cookman.

Cain is the second Hurricane to leave the team during the season. Backup offensive tackle Jermaine Johnson also left the team earlier this month.

UM's defense has produced just nine sacks in eight games. McCord leads the team with three.

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