​The Washington ​Redskins have one of the worst rushing defenses in the entire NFL. The team made a change along the defensive line on Wednesday.


The team released defensive lineman Kendall Reyes after just two appearances and 36 total snaps. Reyes signed a one-year deal, $2.5 million deal in the spring after being released by the San Diego Chargers.

He will keep all of his million-dollar signing bonus, and if he chooses to he can collect all of his $1.4 million salary since he was on the 53-man roster as of Week 1. Reyes won’t earn any of the $500,000 incentives that were listed in the deal.


Releasing Reyes gives the Redskins one roster spot to work with. It's unknown exactly what the team will do with the spot with injuries affecting many positions across the board, including safety.


The team now has six defensive lineman on the roster: Chris Baker, Ricky Jean Francois, Cullen Jenkins, Ziggy Hood, Matt Ioannidis and Anthony Lanier.

According ​to multiple reports, free agent safety Donte Whitner has already visited Redskins Park for a workout. If the Redskins were to sign Whitner, it would likely signal that David Bruton Jr.'s concussion is pretty bad, or the team is not happy with his play overall. The Redskins safety group was already down one man heading into last week with DeAngelo Hall done for the year.