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Marcus Washington Released

Posted by Matt Terl on February 20, 2009 – 2:32 pm

Marcus Washington was released today.

On the plus side, this apparently saves the team something in the neighborhood of four million dollars against the cap.

On the minus side, he was a great energy guy, a great locker room guy, and — when healthy — a very good linebacker. From what I can gather talking to people around the facility today, letting Washington go wasn’t an easy decision to make, and everyone seems genuinely sad to see him leave.

His departure not only means that the team needs to fill his spot at linebacker, but also find someone else to compile the in-stadium playlist. At least the people working the P.A. can now play Five Stone’s Make Noise without fear of retribution from an enraged Marcus Washington.

Coach Zorn’s comment from the team’s press release sums it all up pretty well: “I really enjoyed having the opportunity to coach and be around Marcus during my first season as a head coach in the NFL. We wish him the very best.”

The move also leaves Jason Campbell and Carlos Rogers as the two remaining Auburn University guys on the roster.


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