Redskins release DE Adam Carriker, punter Sav Rocca

Adam Carriker is out in Washington. (USATSI)
Adam Carriker is out in Washington. (USATSI)

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The Redskins have begun whittling their roster in advance of free agency, and on Tuesday waived running backs Jawan Jamison and David Meggett and, in the team's words, "terminated the following vested veterans:" Defensive end Adam Carriker, tight end Richard Quinn and punter Sav Rocca.

That phrasing led to this, courtesy of Twitter:

And there was this Twitter eulogy for Rocca:

Carriker was the biggest name of the bunch. He re-signed with the team in March 2012 after registering a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2011. But injuries during the past two seasons -- and his $6.5 million cap number in 2014 -- made him expendable.

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