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Redskins Release Chris Chester, Tracy Porter

Posted May 27, 2015

The Washington Redskins today announced the release of offensive lineman Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter.

The Washington Redskins today announced the release of offensive lineman Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter.

Chester -- who was entering his 10th NFL season in 2015 -- has played in 137 career games with 111 starts. He entered 2015 having started each of the Redskins' last 64 regular-season games at right guard, dating back to his Redskins debut in Week 1 of the 2011 season.

The Redskins have several in-house candidates available to immediately replace Chester at the right guard position, including 2014 third-round pick Spencer Long, fourth-year veteran Josh LeRibeus and Arie Kouandjio, a Alabama product taken in the fourth round of this year's draft.

Porter, meanwhile, was signed by the Redskins in March 2014 as an unrestricted free agent, but played in just three games in an injury-plagued season. In all, he compiled five tackles and one pass deflection in 2014.

Porter, a former Super Bowl XLIV hero, has appeared in 68 career games with 60 starts, recording 288 tackles, 52 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles, three fumbled recovered and 2.5 sacks. He's best known for his 74-yard fourth-quarter pick six of Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV that sealed the title for the New Orleans Saints.

Porter was likely going to have to battle for a roster spot at the cornerback position in 2015 with the Redskins, who return starters Bashaud Breeland and DeAngelo Hall -- as well as David Amerson and Justin Rogers -- and also signed coveted free agent cornerback Chris Culliver this offseason.

The team also picked up cornerback Tevin Mitchel in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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-- Griffin III: 'I Think We're Getting There'
-- Practice Notes: 2015 OTAs, Day 1

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