by Chuck Carroll

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins have released fullback Mike Sellers on the eve of free agency.

Sellers had three years remaining on his contract.

He was scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.045 million next season, $1.145 million in 2013 and $1.2 million in 2014 per NFLPA records.

His release was widely expected last season when the team transitioned him to tight end during training camp. However, he battled through the preseason and landed a spot on the 53-man roster in September.

In addition to tight end, The Redskins used him in a variety of roles last season including fullback and special teams.

With his release, Sellers is free to sign with another team immediately and does not have to wait until the new league year begins Tuesday.

The 36-year-old first signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 1998. Outside of one season with the Cleveland Browns in 2001, he spent his entire NFL career in Washington.

He also had two stints in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Redskins also released safety OJ Atogwe on Monday.


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