May 20 (UPI) -- The Washington Football Team has released longtime starting offensive tackle Morgan Moses after seven seasons with the franchise.
Washington, which granted Moses permission to seek a trade earlier this week, announced the roster move Thursday. The team also announced they parted ways with offensive lineman Geron Christian Sr.
The WFT saves about $7.75 million in salary-cap space with the release of Moses. According to Spotrac, the move results in $1.9 million in dead cap room.
The 30-year-old Moses, who was a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had two years remaining on his contract.
Moses became expendable after Washington signed left tackle Charles Leno Jr. earlier this month and selected offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi in the second round of the 2021 draft. Leno made 93 straight starts at left tackle for the Chicago Bears before being released after last month's draft.
Moses started every game for Washington since 2015, often playing through various injuries. He appeared in eight games for the team in his rookie season.
Washington is expected to use the additional cap space to extend key players at other positions. Standout defensive lineman Jonathan Allen will play the 2021 campaign on his fifth-year option, while tight end Logan Thomas is entering the final year of his contract.