The Washington Redskins will more than likely part ways with defensive lineman Adam Carriker, reports Janey Eisenberg of CBSSports. The Redskins are looking to free up cap money and releasing the oft-injured Carriker is the likely decision.
Carriker's cap hit is about $6.8 million. Releasing Carriker would allow the Redskins to save about $5 million. Of the seven defensive lineman under contract Carriker's salary cap ranks third highest.
Carriker has not been active since Week 2 of the 2012 season after suffering a knee injury. Since the injury he has undergone three surgeries.
In the 2013 offseason the Redskins opted to restructure Carriker's contract, now it looks like Carriker will be a cap casualty.
It makes football sense to release Carriker. He's had setbacks during recovery from his knee injury but the problem with Carriker-- he is always injured. Worse, he will be turning 30 before training camp starts.
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Releasing players is a necessary evil and part of the business side of the NFL.
In other related Redskins' news, the team resigned cornerback DeAngelo Hall. The four-year deal reportedly worth $17 million will keep the ball hawking defensive back off the free agent market. Hall had a solid 2013 season with 78 tackles and 13 passes defended.