By Bryan Frantz

WASHINGTON — The Redskins have reportedly cut inside linebacker Perry Riley and defensive lineman Stephen Paea.

The Fan’s Brian McNally was the first to note the pair’s absence at Tuesday’s practice.

Moments later, Mike Jones reported that both players had been released, which McNally confirmed.

With the Redskins signing Cullen Jenkins Monday, Paea became expendable. Paea never put it together in his one season with the Redskins, managing just 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 11 games, with one start.

Riley was in danger of losing his starting job with the recent success of Will Compton and Mason Foster. Martrell Spaight has also impressed in preseason action, and Riley was simply too expensive for the team to keep in a reserve role.

With another wave of cuts coming after Wednesday’s preseason finale, nearly two dozen more players will soon be on their way out of Washington.

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