Predicting 5 Players the Redskins Will Release This Offseason

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Chris Culliver
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CB Chris Culliver

This will certainly be a tough pill to swallow for the Redskins seeing as Culliver was supposed to be their prized free agency addition last offseason. Unfortunately, he was nothing near what they thought they were getting, which makes the former San Francisco 49ers standout a very realistic candidate for release.

During his first and only season in D.C., Culliver was a serious letdown. When he was on the field, he struggled mightily to shut down opposing receivers, earning pitiful grades from ProFootballFocus in pass coverage. Even though he played well against the run, the Redskins didn’t get the reliable starter they paid for while Bashaud Breeland emerged as Washington’s unquestioned top cornerback.

Culliver was suspended in Week 2 for an incident that occurred during his time with the 49ers, which voided all of the remaining guarantees on his contract. So if the Redskins did decide to cut him this offseason, they’d be saving about $5.5 million in cap space. Considering they have a number of pending free agents waiting to get paid, it might be worth it to give themselves some more financial flexibility.

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