Redskins trim RB Willie Parker on the way to 53

The Washington Redskins have a way of devaluing their draft picks come draft time.

They’re known for trading them away in bulk. In this instance, only two of the team’s six picks from April made the final cut. Those were offensive tackle Trent Williams, the fourth pick in the draft, and linebacker Perry Riley, a fourth-round selection. Of course, the other picks were a sixth rounder and three in the seventh round. Still, it makes it hard to build through youth. But the young were not the only ones sacrificed in final cuts as the Redskins also purged running back Willie Parker, safety Tyrone Carter and wide receiver Bobby Wade, all productive veterans throughout their careers.

The team also released: wide receiver Terrence Austin, quarterback Richard Bartel, offensive linemen Selvish Capers, Eric Cook, Clint Oldenburg, William Robinson and Chad Rinehart, fullback Carey Davis, linebackers Curtis Gatewood, Robert Henson and Rob Jackson, defensive lineman Howard Green and Darrion Scott, running back Ryan Torain, wide receiver Shay Hodge, tight end Lee Vickers and defensive backs Ramzee Robinson and Anderson Russell.

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