Redskins Release CB Byron Westbrook

The Washington Redskins have released cornerback Byron Westbook, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Westbrook (5-10, 201) has been with the Redskins since 2007, when he signed as an undrafted free agent out of Salisbury State. Westbrook spent 2007 and 2008 on the Redskins' practice squad before making the 53-man roster in 2009.

In 15 games, including one start, Westbrook totaled 12 tackles, with 10 coming on special teams, the third-most on the team.

Rick Maese of the Washington Post thinks the timing of the release is odd.

The Redskins now have just six cornerbacks before their pre-season finale, during which starters DeAngelo Hall and Carlos Rogers are expected to see very little playing time. Don't be surprised if the Redskins claimed a player, most likely a defensive back, off waivers or signed one as a free agent. Doug Dutch, traded to the Baltimore Ravens for quarterback John Beck, is available and the Redskins may feel he has more upside than Westbrook.

UPDATE: Maese has confirmed that Westbrook has not been released, and will make the team's trip to Arizona for the pre-season finale.

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