The Redskins released defensive end Phillip Merling and kicker John Potter, coach Mike Shanahan told reporters Tuesday.
The moves give the Redskins two extra spots for the week as defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and outside linebacker Rob Jackson return from suspensions. However, Jenkins and Jackson won't be counted against the 53-man roster until Monday.
For players returning after a suspension, the NFL grants a one-week roster exemption. The Redskins could find two players for this one week if they felt the need.
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 26 Joel Corry
Elvis Dumervil will be handsomely rewarded after his big night in New Orleans.
NOV 25 Jeff Fedotin
Tampa Bay wide receiver has a TD in four straight games.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.