Redskins cut McGlynn, two others to get to 75

Rashad Ross
Wide receiver Rashad Ross. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

The Redskins completed the first round of roster cuts, releasing center/guard Mike McGlynn, wide receiver Rashad Ross and tight end Matt Veldman, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Washington on Sunday cut ties with nine players, and released another two on Monday as they worked to slash the roster to 75 players by today’s 4 p.m. deadline.

The releases of Ross, McGlynn and Veldman completed the roster moves. Washington must trim its roster from 75 to 53 players by Saturday afternoon.

McGlynn signed with Washington as a free agent this offseason. He was the lone backup on the roster with significant experience, having played seven seasons, starting in four of those campaigns. But with starting right guard Chris Chester also capable of playing center, coaches deemed McGlynn expendable.

Ross shined in the first two preseason games, recording two catches  for a total of 78 yards and recording kick returns of 43 and 42 yards. But he found himself at a crowded position that features starters Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and veteran backups Andre Roberts, Santana Moss, Aldrick Robinson and promising rookie Ryan Grant.

Veldman had signed with Washington on Aug. 14, but was behind veterans Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul, and rookie Ted Bolser.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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