Redskins release DE Jason Taylor

The Redskins have released defensive end Jason Taylor.


ESPNews reports that the Redskins have released DE Jason Taylor.

So much for benefiting from Albert Haynesworth’s presence. Taylor’s $8 million salary ultimately wasn’t worth keeping for a team short on cap room after their big signings. The two sides attempted to come to a restructured deal, but Taylor probably preferred to see what the market will bear. Washington is very thin at defensive end now.

Regular readers know I’ve been questioning what other players would get released in the wake of the Skins signing Albert Haynesworth. A team with only $8 million in cap space can’t sign three players (Haynesworth, DeAngelo Hall and Derrick Dockery) without making a few cuts.

Even at 34-years old, Taylor should garner some interest on the free agent market. He might only be able to land a two-year deal, but teams are always looking for capable pass-rushers so Taylor will find a home.

The Bills, Bengals, Texans, Raiders, Lions, Cardinals, Bucs, Falcons and Bears might be in the market for a defensive end, although it’s unclear at this point which teams will emerge as true suitors for Taylor.

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