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Redskins release Merling, Potter

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The Washington Redskins released defensive end Phillip Merling and kicker John Potter.

Merling, 28, appeared in three of the team's first four games.

Potter, 23, converted 3 of 4 field-goal attempts with Kai Forbath missing the past three games with a groin injury. Forbath is expected to be ready to kick in time for the Redskins' next game.

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