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Redskins release WR Paul Richardson, Jr., Josh Norman, and others to save $16 million

It's over

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The Redskins have made more obvious roster move to clear cap space. Josh Norman was reportedly released and the team saves $12.5 million with a $3 million dead cap hit.

Another name on the cut watch list was WR Paul Richardson Jr. who has been injured for most of his two years with the Redskins.

New Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera and his staff have been meeting in Ashburn this week to determine the direction of the team, and which players will be part of that. Rivera has already reached out to Trent Williams who didn't play last season after holding out over contract and medical concerns. Quinton Dunbar made headlines this week when he requested a trade or his release, then walked it back.

The Redskins also announced they have released DE Chris Odom and DB Kenny Ladler which clears another $1.32 million in cap space. Today's four moves have saved them ~$16 million. Other moves that have been discussed include Adrian Peterson's option year, Jordan Reed's future, and a Ryan Kerrigan release, trade, or extension. Expect a lot more changes to the Redskins roster as Ron Rivera and crew look to build a consistent winner in Washington.