5 Washington Redskins Who Must Be Kicked to the Curb Before Free Agency

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5 Washington Redskins Who Must Be Kicked to the Curb Before Free Agency

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Going from the darlings of the NFL to bottom feeders over the course of a season is never easy for a team. For the Washington Redskins in 2013, it was simply downright disastrous. Not only did the season show that Washington still is a step behind, but it also showed the team that players they thought were important really weren't.

While he shouldered much of the blame for the Redskins’ awful season, Robert Griffin III still has a bright future in this league. As a matter of fact, it’s largely because of RGIII that the team has any hope for the future at all.

Yes, the 2013 season was a rough one in Washington. Yes, the immediate future is very uncertain. However, with that said, the team is welcoming a new coach in Jay Gruden and Griffin is still the quarterback of the future, so it’s not 100 percent bleak in Washington. The Redskins' main duty this offseason needs to be to get rid of the guys who are holding back the team. Fred Davis or Josh Morgan are both guys who are simply holding the team back at this point, therefore the team shouldn’t hold back in kicking players like Davis and Morgan to the curb.

The Redskins are a team full of players that need to be released this offseason, and as a result it was difficult to narrow the list down to only five players. With that said, these five Washington Redskins players must be kicked to the curb before free agency.

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5. Fred Davis

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At one point in his Redskins career, Fred Davis looked like the NFL’s next great tight end. After a season in which Davis only managed seven receptions and the fact he has been suspended indefinitely by the league after another failed drug test, however, all of the sudden it looks like he just isn’t worth the headache. Going into free agency, the Redskins should stay far away.

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4. Brandon Meriweather

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Much like Davis, Brandon Meriweather once looked like a player on his way to the top. But then, injuries started piling up, sapping any effectiveness Meriweather would otherwise have. At this point, Meriweather is a hindrance to others on the roster, and the team needs to move on.

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3. Tyler Polumbus

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The weakest link on a horrendous offensive line, Tyler Polumbus’ time in Washington looks to be coming to an end. RGIII needs to be protected better, and in order to improve the offensive line Polumbus must be kicked to the curb.

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2. Jarvis Jenkins

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Jarvis Jenkins has been in the NFL for three years, and in those three years he has failed to do anything of note. His two sacks in the 2013 season were the first two sacks of Jenkins’ career, and to be honest, he’s just not worth taking up a spot on the roster.

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1. Evan Royster

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Evan Royster is much like the New York Jets running back Chris Ivory. Royster is too talented to be a third string running back but not quite talented enough to handle feature back duties by himself. With Alfred Morris, Roy Helu and Chris Thompson all on the roster, Royster is the odd man out.

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