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The Washington Redskins have released safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, saying an early goodbye to one of their big free agent signings from last year.
The Redskins also cut longtime fullback Mike Sellers on Monday, the eve of the start of the NFL's free agency signing period.
Atogwe signed a five-year, $26 million contract just before the NFL lockout a year ago, but he was hampered by hamstring, toe and knee injuries and finished the season as a backup. He was set to make $3.4 million this year.
Sellers has played 11 seasons with the Redskins, first joining the team in 1998 and returning in 2004. He was used mostly as a backup tight end last season. He was set to make $1.045 million in 2012.
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According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins have released full back Mike Sellers and safety O.J. Atogwe. They’ll save roughly $4 million in cap space with these two transactions.
Atogwe was owed $3.4 million this season and I believe Sellers was due around $1 million in 2012.
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Pierre Garcon says he will be signing with the Washington Redskins.
The receiver announced the news on his Facebook page Tuesday, less than one hour after the start of the NFL free agency signing period.
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