LSU defensive lineman Isaiah Washington will miss the rest of spring practice after being ruled ineligible, a source told The Advocate on Thursday.
Washington, a redshirt sophomore from New Orleans, fell below the minimum number of courses needed to remain eligible for this semester. Cornerback Donte Jackson was ruled ineligible during spring last year for the same issue. Jackson rejoined the team in the summer.
Washington missed all of last season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during preseason camp. He participated in his first practice since the injury during Day 1 of spring drills on March 11.
During the first four spring practices, Washington was running behind Andre Anthony and Sci Martin at the buck position, a hybrid edge rushing spot normally occupied by Arden Key. Key is not participating in spring practice for "personal reasons."
Martin suffered an injury during Saturday's scrimmage and missed a second straight practice Thursday. Coach Ed Orgeron told reporters Tuesday that official results on Martin's injury were not yet known.
Martin, Key and Washington's absences leave the buck position in the hands of Anthony, a redshirt freshman who missed last season while ineligible, and Ray Thornton, another redshirt freshman.
Other practice observations:
- Missing: Defensive lineman Glen Logan joined Washington as new absentees at practice. Several others injured players remained absent, including Martin, TE Jamal Pettigrew (ankle) and RB Derrius Guice (ankle). Guice told reporters before practice that he was "fine."
- Back: DL Christian LaCouture and DB Andraez Williams returned to practice after missing the last practice that reporters were allowed to watch last week. LaCouture (knee) remained in gold, signifying limited contact because of injury.
- Old guys: Former LSU players Kendell Beckwith, Dwayne Thomas, Duke Riley and Tre'Davious White watched practice. The four of them are training in town at Traction and at LSU's facility.
- Lagniappe: WR Dee Anderson did not participate in drills during the 25 minutes that reporters watched. He was fully dressed out. ... RB Lanard Fournette, Leonard's younger brother, donned a gold jersey Thursday.