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Report: Redskins are releasing ILB Mason Foster

The Redskins release another former starting LB

NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Mason Foster talks about the release:

Officially Official:

The Redskins have reportedly released veteran ILB Mason Foster the day before players report to training camp. Foster has been considered cut candidate, but seemed relatively safe until final cuts.

The Redskins already released Zach Brown, another former starting ILB, earlier in the offseason. Washington was looking forward to seeing Reuben Foster on the field, but he lasted 3 plays during OTAs before tearing his ACL/LCL.

The Redskins signed veteran Jon Bostic, to replace Foster. He could end up starting this year alongside Sean Dion-Hamilton. The Redskins also have Josh Harvey-Clemons and rookie Cole Holcomb to compete for time.

The Redskins save $4 million by releasing Foster, who had the 10th highest cap hit on the team. They currently have some high profile contract issues going on with two of their most important players. Trent Williams is reportedly holding out for training camp, and the Redskins are still trying to re-sign Brandon Scherff.