The Washington Redskins have released defensive end Jason Hatcher, the team announced Monday.
Hatcher, 33, joined Washington in 2014 after spending eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. In 2015, Hatcher tallied 20 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.
The defensive end’s best season came in 2013, when he made the Pro Bowl after recording a career-high 11 sacks while playing for the Cowboys. Hatcher was due $8.7 million this year.
I want to take this time to thank Dan Snyder and the entire Redskins organization for letting me stop by to serve the purpose God has on my life for these two years. I am proud of the way this football team has grown and will continue to grow and I'm proud to have been a part of it. To the fans yall are the best and it was a pleasure to make it a winning season for you guys. Whelp I can't stay on here all day I got to get my ass to work and find another damn job... #FTF #HTTR #IWONTSTOPSERVINGMYPURPOSE #LORDKNOWS
The Redskins also cut quarterback Robert Griffin III on Monday. The new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.