Washington released AP Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith on Friday, a move that was expected but still provides a cold ending to the veteran quarterback’s storybook tenure with the organization. Smith’s release clears just under $15 million in salary cap space for Washington, which is hoping to figure out its long-term QB situation and fill many holes in the aftermath of a 7-9 season, NFC East title and wild-card round loss.
The Washington Football Team is the subject of an independent investigation into the team's workplace culture after 15 female ex-team employees said they were sexually harassed while they were with the organization. That is in addition to other reports of team employee misconduct against two female reporters and former team cheerleaders.
Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder is accused of using bots to boost his image as the NFL's investigation into his organization comes to an end.