Three more cuts are in and the Redskins appear to be at 75 players before today's 4 pm deadline. Rashad Ross's release was reported this morning, and he will be missed in the Mason/Brennan Hype! awards voting. He was able to get some hype from teammates, and also a few good catches and kickoff returns in the preseason. Unfortunately for him, the Redskins are very deep at wide receiver and it was a long shot for him to make the roster, and he was not a breakout performer in training camp either.
Matt Veldman is a tight end that was brought in because Mike Caussin was injured(and eventually placed on IR). Veldman has only been with the team for a very short time, and his early release shouldn't surprise anyone.
The biggest surprise on the list is Mike McGlynn who was signed during the offseason to a two year deal, and was brought in to provide versatile depth at Center and Guard. In John Keim's latest roster prediction he did not include McGlynn and had this to say about him:
Mike McGlynn has not impressed. LeRibeus was off last week. It's not as if he's been tearing it up in games so I'm not quite sure why I put him back on. He needed to play better so perhaps McGlynn would edge him -- or, dare I say it, Maurice Hurt?
This could be a good sign for the other guards on the roster, or just mean that McGlynn was a bad signing from the beginning. Coach Jay Gruden began giving other guards in camp a chance to practice the center position which is a big red flag for McGlynn, who was tagged the backup center by fans since he was signed. During Saturday's game, Gruden even tried RG Chris Chester out at Center, bringing in rookie Spencer Long at RG. Chester said Gruden asked him to do it in case of emergencies, and it looks like the emergency was McGlynn's poor play on the field.
Redskins have released McGlynn, Veldman and Ross, sources confirm.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) August 26, 2014