Valentine’s Day has been described as many things. From a national holiday to a “Hallmark Holiday,” not everyone agrees on merits of Valentine’s Day.
At its best, it’s a holiday for expressing love and appreciation for those in your life. Well, the Washington Redskins used Valentine’s Day in a very different way this year.
Rather than expressing love for the players on their roster, the Redskins celebrated by cutting several players. Earlier this Friday morning, the Redskins released Josh Norman. He had one year remaining on his contract with the team, but the team made the decision to cut Norman before they were on the hook for another $15 million.
Not long after, the team cut wide receiver Paul Richardson – who just signed with the team before the 2018 season.
But the Redskins weren’t done just yet.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Washington also cut defensive back Kenny Ladler and defensive end Chris Odom.
Redskins officially released the following players today:
DB Kenny Ladler
CB Josh Norman
DE Chris Odom
WR Paul Richardson Jr.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 14, 2020
The NFL is a tough business, as Redskins fans noticed on Friday.
New head coach Ron Rivera wasted no time making changes to the roster before the new league year kicks in.
Washington isn’t the only team making waves today, as the Baltimore Ravens cut veteran safety Tony Jefferson.