Redskins cut Zach Brown after shopping linebacker

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Zach Brown's run in the nation's capital is over.

The Redskins released the veteran linebacker, the team announced Wednesday. Washington attempted to shop Brown, with multiple teams expressing interest, but the Redskins failed to find an acceptable deal. The move clears $5.75 million off the books.

The team on Wednesday also parted ways with defensive lineman Stacy McGee. The defender's release saves the purging Redskins $3.88 million if Washington designates the lineman as a post-June 1 chop.

The 29-year-old Brown, ranked No. 29 on our top free agents list, hits the open market as a productive linebacker whose role petered out down the stretch in 2018. He still finished the year as the game's third-ranked middle linebacker, per Pro Football Focus. It shouldn't take long for Brown to land another gig.

McGee, also 29, saw last season sideswiped by a groin injury after inking a mostly doomed, five-year, $25 million pact before the 2017 campaign. Failing to materialize as a factor, the former Raiders sixth-rounder could be facing his final shot for an NFL role.

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