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Redskins release OG Chester, CB Porter


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The Washington Redskins terminated the contracts of veteran guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter on Wednesday.

The moves create about $6.2 million in salary cap space as the Redskins look into extending contracts for left tackle Trent Williams, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and running back Alfred Morris.

Chester, 32, had started every game for Washington over the past four seasons. He is expected to be replaced by second-year guard Spencer Long.

Porter, 28, joined the Redskins last year on a two-year, $6 million deal, but he was limited to just three games because of shoulder and hamstring injuries.

The Redskins have decent depth at corner, with second-year player Bashaud Breeland and free-agent addition Chris Culliver joining veterans DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson.

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