4:07pm: The Redskins have officially released Montgomery, the team announced today (via Twitter).
8:26am: The Redskins have informed center Will Montgomery he’ll be released, according to Sky Kerstein of 106.7 The Fan (via Twitter). Montgomery had been on the books for a cap hit of $3.425MM, which includes $1.5MM in dead money, so the team will create nearly $2MM in cap savings with the move.
Montgomery’s release comes as a mild surprise. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), only four plays saw more snaps at center than Montgomery, who recorded a +4.8 grade, good for a ranking of 15th out of 35 qualified players. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
As for the Redskins, Kory Lichtensteiger appears to be next in line to take over at center, while the $1.9MM+ in cap savings could be put toward another move.