Cut Days Redskins Stacey McGee Zach Brown

Redskins Cut Brown And McGee

The Redskins plan on releasing two defensive veterans later today. Linebacker Zach Brown and Defensive Lineman Stacy McGee will be receiving their walking papers that will save the team about $8 million in cap space. 

The Redskins tried to trade both McGee and Brown but were unable to find any suitors for either player.
The Redskins plan of releasing two defensive veterans later today. Linebacker Zach Brown and Defensive Lineman Stacy McGee will be receiving their walking papers that will save the team about $8 million in cap space. 

The Redskins tried to trade both McGee and Brown but were unable to find any suitors for either player.

Brown, 29, recorded 96 tackles and one sack as the Redskins’ inside linebacker last season. The advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus were extremely high on him, grading him as the third-best LB in the NFL behind only Bobby Wagner and Luke Kuechly. Brown’s contract ran through 2020, but it’s now a clean slate for the veteran and any interested clubs.

Brown clashed with coaches during the team’s slide in December stating “I think they’re just going in a different direction towards everything. I’m going this direction, they’re going that direction”

Brown would’ve counted for $8.75 million against the Redskins’ cap. Instead, they’ll save $5.75 million while absorbing a dead cap hit of $3 million.

McGee joined the Redskins on a five-year, $25 million contract prior to the 2017 season and appeared in all 16 games for the club in his first year, recording 44 tackles in the process. However, in 2018, he was held back by thigh surgery in June. Playing through injuries and in a reserve role, McGee had just nine tackles and one sack in his eight games.

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