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Redskins’ Release of Jon Jansen a Matter of Timing

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Jon Jansen’s release, a move that the Washington Redskins announced earlier today, came as a surprise. Dan Snyder flew the team's aircraft, Redskins One, to Michigan to pick up Jansen so that Jim Zorn could deliver to news to him in person.

By releasing Jansen, the Redskins took a cap hit of some $6 million. On the surface, the timing is somewhat puzzling, but once you dig a little deeper it makes more sense.

Apparently this is a move that Zorn has wanted to make since the end of last year. However, had the move been made at the start of free agency, it would have been very difficult to fit the contracts of Albert Haynesworth, Derrick Dockery, and D...

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