Which Washington Commanders' news stories are making headlines as the team released an established veteran to boost salary-cap space?
Even though the Washington Commanders have plenty of tough decisions upcoming, there is renewed hope that hope can finally emerge with Dan Snyder out of the picture. And with team activities ramping up in the coming weeks, attention can mercifully focus on football once again.
Among the topics causing debate recently include the Commanders releasing Chase Roullier, a preferred new stadium site touted, Josh Harris landing another big fish for his ownership group, and Washington making a daring trade-up in a 2024 NFL mock draft.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Story No. 1
Commanders cut Chase Roullier
After signing Nick Gates in free agency and drafting Ricky Stromberg in the third round, it almost seemed inevitable that Chase Roullier would be released. That moment happened on Friday afternoon.
Roullier emerged from sixth-round obscurity into a productive center for the Washington Commanders. He remains a high-level performer when healthy, but a series of unfortunate complications on the health front over the last two seasons meant the veteran could not be depended upon.
Cutting Roullier with a post-June 1 designation saves the Commanders $8.37 million according to Over the Cap. This is around the amount Washington needs to sign its 2023 draft class.