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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Redskins Release DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu, According To Report

The Washington Redskins continue their purge of veterans on Thursday, releasing defensive tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu according to John Keim of the Washington Examiner. Kemoeatu was widely expected to get released after a poor 2010 season, and now, he has been. This means there will officially be a different player playing nose tackle last season.

Kemoeatu was acquired off the scrap heap from Carolina after missing the 2009 season due to injury. The Redskins tried to give him a chance to claim the nose tackle spot, one of the most important in any 3-4 defense. However, he wasn't up to the task, and the run defense suffered. Overall, he had 19 tackles, 11 assists and no sacks in 14 games last season.

It remains unclear who the Redskins will have starting at nose tackle next season. Perhaps they will put new signee Barry Cofield there.

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