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Redskins release Tracy Porter, Chris Chester

The Washington Redskins are parting with two veterans.

The team announced Wednesday that it has cut cornerback Tracy Porter and guard Chris Chester.

Porter signed a two-year $6 million deal in Washington last season, but appeared in just three games while battling shoulder and hamstring injuries. His release saves the Redskins $2.2 million, per The Washington Post.

The injury-prone corner has played in 16 games just once in his career -- a mediocre 2013 season with the Oakland Raiders. He is best remembered for his interception of Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV that sealed the New Orleans Saints' victory.

The 29-year-old has been a liability in coverage, but, if healthy, could latch on with a team as a veteran presence after injuries begin to take their toll on rosters.

Chester, on the other hand, started 16 games each season for the past four years for the Redskins after five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. His release saves Washington $4 million on the cap.

The guard was an ill fit for Jay Gruden's power-blocking scheme and he struggled in 2014. Spencer Long will move into the starting group and the team spent a fourth-round pick on former Alabama guard Arie Kouandjio.

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