The Washington Redskins published linebacker Zach Brown and defensive lineman Stacy McGee, moves that make additional salary-cap space and signs a fresh leadership at both rankings, a source confirmed.
USA Today first reported that the releases.
The Redskins entered the free agency phase using approximately $17 million in open cap space. They traded for quarterback instance Keenum and signed safety Landon Collins, transfers that could occupy a joint $7.5 million in cap space this season. But if the Redskins would like to incorporate more players, and also have enough for draft picks, they had to spare more room. Not every movement was only about the salary cap, however every one does bring financial aid.
Brown would create flashy plays, however, the Redskins wanted greater consistency, both as a run-stopper and in policy. Though he played an oblique injury last year, he was relegated to a backup position for its ultimate four games more for those issues than because he was hurt. After his benching, Brown said he can see that the”writing on the wall” with his time at Washington.
Brown, a second-round selection by Tennessee at 2012, made the Pro Bowl 2 years ago in his only season with Buffalo. The Redskins, wanting to improve their defensive rate, signed Brown the following offseason to a one-year deal. He was directing the NFL in tackles when he got hurt in Week 14.
They re signed him last offseason to a year deal worth up to $ 2-4 million, even though the decision wasn’t viewed as a unanimous one throughout the company. The Oakland Raiders also had expressed interest in Brown past offseason. His discharge saves $5.75 million in cap space.
Brown also was made expendable when the Redskins maintained Reuben Foster in November. Foster and Brown play the same interior linebacker position in the Redskins’ bottom 3-4 front. Neither one is considered a play-caller, therefore they would not be an ideal pairing.
McGee’s release, that supports $2.275 million in space, was not a surprise considering the thickness along Washington’s defensive front. At the past two years they have added crucial novices in Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne to pair with Matt Ioannidis. In addition they hailed Tim Settle at the fifth round last season and liked his advancement. McGee, who signed with Washington 2 years ago, would be stuck supporting a younger, cheaper core. He also missed that the first eight games last season after undergoing gallbladder operation in this spring.