The Washington Redskins today released Colt Brennan, a move that came after they picked up former BYU quarterback John Beck.
Ryan Tollner, one of Brennan’s agents, said if Brennan is not claimed during the 24-hour waiver period, he is free to contact teams. Tollner said all options in the NFL will be explored before looking to other leagues.
Brennan was set to earn a base salary of $475,000, the minimum for a player credited with two years of NFL experience. Because his signing bonus was spread through his original four-year contract, an additional $24,200 will be added to his base salary, making his cap salary $499,200. That, though, will have no bearing since this is an uncapped year.
Terry Brennan said his son is doing OK, but the decision was part of the business of the NFL.
Brennan appeared to be ready for the coming exhibition season. He had said he was fully healed from labrum surgery. He recently spent two weeks training in Arizona with his Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb and the Washington receivers.
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Five things I think I think:
• Expect Bryant Moniz to be regarded as the No. 1 quarterback entering training camp, even though the top tier — Moniz, Shane Austin, David Graves and Brent Rausch — were told they would get equal reps the first week. But also expect the equal-time period to extend beyond the first week of two-a-days. The group is too good to start designating mental reps. Plus, with the number of receivers, there needs to be more arms in practices.
• Don’t know why, but for some players, everything clicks for their senior season. Expect right tackle Laupepa Letuli, who has never had a healthy season in his first five years at UH, to do well this season. And when it’s all over, we’ll all be asking: Can he get a seventh year of eligibility?
• The kicking battle between senior Scott Enos and freshman Tyler Haddon won’t necessarily be won by the most accurate on field goals, but the one who is the most consistent on kickoffs.
• Defensive end Liko Satele would be an excellent choice as a short-yardage back.
• Free safety Mana Silva, a former quarterback, would be a good wildcat quarterback.
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Avis will pick a winner tonight.
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Happy birthday to Rob25.