The Redskins have reduced their roster from 77 players to 75, having cut a pair of offensive players today. Tom Schad of the Washington Times reports (via Twitter) that tight end Matt Veldman was waived by the team, while John Keim of ESPN.com reports the more notable cut, tweeting that offensive lineman Mike McGlynn has been released.
McGlynn, 29, was brought in as a free agent back in March and received $200K in guaranteed money on a two-year deal with the team. The former fourth-round pick, who had been the Colts’ primary right guard for the last two seasons, was expected to compete for a starting role in Washington, but struggled in training camp and the preseason and lost his grip on a roster spot.
Because McGlynn has several seasons of NFL experience under his belt, he’ll become a free agent immediately, while Veldman will have to pass through waivers before he’s free to sign with any team.