Linebacker Zach Brown will be released by the Washington Redskins, who also plan to part with defensive tackle Stacy McGee, according to published reports. Brown was on the trading block, according to NFL Network, but the Redskins did not find a partner.
The Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets are reportedly in the market for inside linebacker help. However, the Jets agreed to a deal with Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley on Monday. The 29-year-old Brown has played for the Titans, Bills and Redskins, posting five seasons with 90-plus tackles.
Releasing Brown saves the Redskins $5.75 million against the 2019 salary cap, and the franchise recovers $2.27 million by cutting McGee. McGee turned 29 in January and the 330-pound nose tackle was caught up in a numbers game on the Washington defensive line. He has played in 75 career games but only eight last season.
He played in all 16 games and logged 432 snaps in 2017 but required offseason groin surgery and started 2018 on the physically unable to perform list. --Field Level Media