Former Cowboy Jason Hatcher Released by Redskins

Hatcher was two years into a four-year, $27 million deal with the team

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Two years after leaving Dallas for a four-year, $27 million deal with the Washington Redskins, Jason Hatcher has been released by the Redskins in a salary cap move.

Hatcher was let go on the same day the team released former future of the franchise Robert Griffin III, and a handful of others.

At 34, and due $6 million next year, Hatcher is coming off a season in which he posted 16 tackles and two sacks in 14 games. He thanked the Redskins in an Instagram post on Monday.

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"I want to take this time to thank Dan Snyder and the entire Redskins organization for letting me stop by to serve the purpose God has on my life for these two years," Hatcher wrote, via "I am proud of the way this football team has grown and will continue to grow and I'm proud to have been a part of it. To the fans yall are the best and it was a pleasure to make it a winning season for you guys. Whelp I can't stay on here all day I got to get my (butt) to work and find another damn job ..."

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