Redskins Cut Zach Brown After Failing To Shop Him.

Nov 12, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins inside linebacker Zach Brown (53) runs onto the field during player introductions prior to the Redskins' game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Brown’s run in the nation’s capital is over.

The Redskins are releasing the veteran linebacker, a source told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Washington attempted to shop Brown, with multiple teams expressing interest, but the Redskins failed to find an acceptable deal. The move clears $5.75 million off the books.

The team on Wednesday also parted ways with defensive lineman Stacy McGee, per Pelissero. The defender’s release saves the purging Redskins $3.88 million if Washington designates the lineman as a post-June 1 chop.

The 29-year-old Brown, ranked No. 29 on our top free agents list, hits the open market as a productive linebacker whose role petered out down the stretch in 2018. He still finished the year as the game’s third-ranked middle linebacker, per Pro Football Focus. It shouldn’t take long for Brown to land another gig.

McGee, also 29, saw last season sideswiped by a groin injury after inking a mostly doomed, five-year, $25 million pact before the 2017 campaign. Failing to materialize as a factor, the former Raiders sixth-rounder could be facing his final shot for an NFL role.


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