Many holes remain on a unit that ranked second-worst in the league in points allowed.
The Redskins terminate the contracts of veteran defensive end Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca while also waiving running backs Jawan Jamison and Davin Meggett. The team also cut tight end Richard Quinn.
It should be an interesting couple of weeks as the Redskins try to overhaul their roster.
Linebacker expressed encouragement about his standing with the Redskins and optimism over his future.
Announcement made by team about 2-1/2 hours before deadline.
The Washington Redskins are leaning toward using the franchise tag to retain the services of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
The Washington Redskins have re-signed safety Jose Gumbs to a one-year deal, the player confirmed on Monday afternoon.
Deadline is 4 p.m. today.
Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.
That's up from the original projection of about $10.9 million.