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Skins release veteran safety Vincent

Troy Vincent Vincent

ASHBURN, Va. -- Veteran safety Troy Vincent was cut Thursday
by the Washington Redskins, saving the team about $1.3 million in
salary cap space.

The Redskins signed Vincent six games into the 2006 season after
free agent acquisition Adam Archuleta's early struggles, but the
five-time Pro Bowl player failed to make much of an impact on the
NFC's worst defense.

Vincent, 35, started three games, missed two with a hamstring
injury, then returned as a reserve for the final two. His biggest
play came on special teams, when he blocked a field goal in the
final minute of a win over Dallas.

Vincent, who is the president of the NFL Players Association,
began 2006 with Buffalo but was placed on injured reserve after
hurting his hamstring in the season opener. The Bills later
released him, and he signed a three-year, $3.9 million contract
with the Redskins in October.

Vincent has 47 career interceptions and is best known for his years
as a standout cornerback with Philadelphia from 1996-2003.