The Redskins have parted ways with veteran center Will Montgomery. He signed a four-year, $12 million contract with Washington in 2012, and his 2014 salary would have counted $3.425 million against the cap. By releasing him, Washington stands to save $1.9 million (the team still incurs a $1.5 million dead cap hit).
I'm hearing the #Redskins have told center Will Montgomery he will be released— Sky Kerstein (@SkyKerstein) March 14, 2014
Montgomery had his best season in 2012, when Pro Football Focus called him a "secret superstar." Since then, his play has deteriorated and he's struggled to anchor, getting pushed into the backfield and showing limited lateral movement. A handful of bad snaps hasn't helped matters.
In his absence, Kory Lichtensteiger will move to center.
#Redskins plan to move Lichtensteiger to C. Had hoped to last year, but LeRibeus came in out of shape.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 14, 2014