Washington has until Tuesday to get down to 75 players, and the seventh-year linebacker is one of the first released.
The Redskins had several players leave Monday night's games with various injuries, but none of them highly serious in nature.
Here’s a rundown of the positions where veterans could find themselves looking over their shoulder because of the addition draft picks or college free agents:
The Redskins have made it clear that they intend to re-sign top pass-rusher Brian Orakpo, but he’s not the only outside linebacker that the Redskins must make a decision on this offseason.
Brian Orakpo is about to become a free agent. What kind of contract can the Redskins expect to offer him to retain him?
Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.
Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson are on the inactive list for the game against the Cowboys.
Defensive end, linebacker are back after suspensions but it's not clear what roles, if any, they'll play Sunday night in Dallas.
The roster exemptions for Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Rob Jackson have been lifted.
Four-game suspensions expired for the defensive line and reserve linebacker, and the team released kicker John Potter and defensive end Phillip Merling.