Oct 16, 2021; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Montana Lemonious-Craig (15) carries the ball against the Arizona Wildcats in the fourth quarter at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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Two starters among five Buffs entering transfer portal

Five Colorado players, including two returning starters, entered the transfer portal Monday as the roster continues to evolve under new head coach Deion Sanders.

Receivers Montana Lemonious-Craig and Jordyn Tyson, safety Tyrin Taylor, linebacker Shakaun Bowser and offensive lineman Jackson Anderson followed the advice Sanders gave when he was hired in December, when he encouraged players to “hop in that portal.”

Lemonious-Craig started all 12 games in 2022 and caught six passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns Saturday in the Buffaloes’ spring game.

He caught 34 passes for 497 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons in Boulder.

Taylor made nine starts (seven in 2022) in two seasons at Colorado, tallying 34 tackles and one interception.

Neither Bowser nor Anderson saw significant action with the Buffaloes, who hired Sanders away from Jackson State after finishing 1-11 last season under Karl Dorrell and interim coach Mike Sanford.

Since April 15, a total of 18 Colorado players have entered the portal, according to ESPN.

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