Cornerback DeAngelo Hall wrote in a text to ESPN on Monday that he has been released by the Washington Redskins.
Hall, 29, was set to count $8 million toward the Redskins' salary cap and had two years remaining on his six-year, $54 million deal.
The Redskins are about $3 million over the salary cap. They incurred a $36 million penalty over two years that resulted from the way they structured contracts during the uncapped 2010 season.
Hall, 29, started all 16 regular-season games for the third consecutive season in 2012, when he had four interceptions. The Redskins defense, however, ranked 30th against the pass last year.
He has 39 career interceptions in 133 games in his career.