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Redskins roster cuts: Trim to 75 complete with notables leaving D.C.

Starters at the beginning of last season are no longer with the Redskins one year later.

The Washington Redskins were required to have their 90-man training camp roster cut down to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m., despite their previous wishes to have a single cutdown to 53 after the entire preseason.

The team made 10 roster cuts on Saturday, but added defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins and claimed offensive lineman Vinston Painter on Monday. As a result, Washington moved five additional players Tuesday. Those individuals are headlined by linebacker Perry Riley and defensive lineman Stephen Paea.

Additionally, wide receiver Reggie Diggs was released with an injury settlement, tight end Derek Carrier (ACL) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable To Perform list, and running back Keith Marshall (left elbow strain) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Carrier is still rehabbing from a December knee injury. Marshall went down in the third preseason game against Buffalo.

In the Redskins' fourth preseason game on Wednesday night, reserves will be playing for 8-9 open roster spots, according to head coach Jay Gruden on Tuesday.

Washington now has until Saturday, Sept. 3rd at 4 p.m. to reduce its roster to 53 players. However, the roster may still change as players can be claimed on waivers until 12 p.m. the following day.

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