Defensive lineman Adam Carriker has not played since Week 2 of the 2012 season. (Tom Gannam/Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins announced they have terminated 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.

Carriker had missed the bulk of the last two seasons while trying to recover from a torn quadriceps tendon that cost him all but two games of the 2012 season. He had multiple surgeries – including one on the eve of the 2013 training camp – and had yet to fully recover. He would have counted $6.5 million against the cap this coming season – the fifth-highest figure on the roster. Because of the dead money figure in his contract, the Redskins save $2.98 million against the cap by releasing Carriker.

Rocca, meanwhile, would have counted $1.36 million against the cap. The 40-year-old former Australian rules football star struggled in his eighth NFL season. Cutting him saves the Redskins $1.2 million against the cap.

The Redskins drafted Jamison in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of Rutgers. He spent the bulk of the year on the practice squad. Meggett and Quinn also were members of the practice squad.

The cuts come a day after Washington used the franchise tag on outside linebacker Brian Orakpo – a move that will cost the team $11.455 million against the cap.

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