August 30, 2009

Redskins Trim Roster Down To 75

The Washington Redskins released linebacker Alfred Fincher and four others, knocking the roster down to 75 players before the final cuts next week force them down to 53.

Fincher was a special teamer last year who saw limited action on defense. He wasn't a standout and the 'Skins just drafted both Cody Glenn and Robert Henson. He had an outside shot to make the team, but it was unlikely seeing how teams rarely release mid-round draft picks in their first season.

OL Devin Clark, WR Marques Hagans, S Michael Grant, and DL Michael Marquardt were also released.

Clark was a reserve last year when the line was decimated by injuries. However, he could only play guard and the 'Skins had been trying to groom him into a tackle this preseason.

Hagans initially impressed in training camp, but a disappointing preseason opener essentially ruined his chances at a WR spot.

Grant and Marquardt were longshots who weren't expected to make the team.

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