Redskins Release DL Terrell McClain, A.J. Francis

The Washington Redskins have released DL Terrell McClain, who played only one sub-par year in Washington.

I panned the signing at the time, writing that the former Dallas Cowboy was a mediocre player who was given far too much money, four years and $21 million. The writing was on the wall after McClain’s poor 2017 season, when the team renegotiated his contract to remove his guaranteed base salary for 2018. McClain will count $3.75 million against the salary cap this season, unless the Redskins make it a post-June 1 designation, allowing them to take part of the hit in 2019.

The selections of DL Da’Ron Payne and DT Tim Settle in the 2018 NFL Draft were the final nails in the coffin of McClain’s DC layover.

The Redskins did not have to renegotiate a contract for A.J. Francis, who had no guaranteed money for 2018, so the team just cut him today, as well.