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Washington Football Team Reportedly Has Surprising Cut

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LANDOVER, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A general view during the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles game at FedExField on September 13, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

With 53-man rosters due this Tuesday afternoon, NFL fans should expect a few surprising cuts over the next few hours. The first shocking release of the day comes from the nation's capital, as the Washington Football Team parted ways with a reliable cornerback.

Ben Standig of The Athletic broke the news that Washington has released cornerback Jimmy Moreland.

Moreland, 26, was selected by Washington in the 2019 NFL Draft out of James Madison. He has been a serviceable defensive back since entering the league.

Last season, Moreland had 44 tackles, one pass defended, an interception and a forced fumble. The reason he was released is because Washington's secondary was already loaded with talent.

Earlier this offseason, Washington made a huge splash by signing cornerback William Jackson III. He should form a very solid tandem with Kendall Fuller.

Washington also has young talent at the cornerback position in Benjamin St-Juste and Troy Apke. We'd imagine they'll make the Week 1 roster since Moreland is on his way out.

Moreland shouldn't have to wait very long to find a new home in the NFL. Some analysts are already linking him to teams that are high up on the waiver wire.

"The Jets should use that first pick waiver claim on Washington CB Jimmy Moreland," Jim Nagy tweeted. "Experienced 26-year old cover guy with ball-hawking knack and outside/nickel flex. Would add proven solid starter to a unit banking on rookie depth."