With every new off-season comes a series of additions and subtractions. On Tuesday, Washington Redskins management decided to terminate the contracts of defensive end Ryan Carriker, Punter Sav Rocca, and tight end Robert Quinn. The moves will free up $3.2 million in salary cap space and providess the Redskins with an opportunity to add more impactful players to the roster.
Carriker, the most well-known of the bunch, was the twelfth overall selection by the St. Louis Rams in 2007, but has yet to play a snap since a series of recurring quad injuries has led to three surgeries.
On the other hand, Rocca was the starting punter for much of 2013-14 season and struggled mightily to produce poor starting field position for opposing offenses. Rocca was a major reason the Redskins horrendous special teams, kicking low line strives, which were very returnable for kick returners. The 40-year old had just one- year remaining on his original deal, signed last March.
Now, after placing the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo, Washington will have approximately 20 million dollars to play with during the upcoming free agency period. I fully expect the Redskins to address needs within the offensive line, receiving core, and secondary, however, which direction the team will go shall be determined in near time.