The Washington Redskins are starting to make room for the 2018 draft picks and they start by releasing DL Terrell McClain and A.J. Francis.
The Redskins have cut defensive lineman Terrell McClain, per source. The Redskins signed him last offseason, but just drafted two linemen this past weekend: Da'Ron Payne in the first and Tim Settle in the fifth. McClain had three years left on his… https://t.co/X6xswSzuhh
— John Keim (@john_keim) April 30, 2018
McClain signed with the Redskins last offseason on a four-year, $21 million deal. The former South Florida product played one disappointing season for Washington. McClain produced 20 tackles along with two sacks wearing burgundy and gold.
McClain missed weeks 12-15 due to a toe injury.
#Redskins also cut AJ Francis, per source. New defensive line coming in Washington.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 30, 2018
Now, the Redskins will turn to their two rookies Da’Ron Payne and Tim Settle to step in immediately and help contribute to a run defense that finished last in 2017.