The Washington Redskins need to get down to the league-mandated 80-man roster limit by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday and they've started the process releasing a number of players, including WR Malcolm Kelly. It's not a major surprise by any means but Kelly was a second round pick just three years ago in the 2008 NFL draft.
SB Nation DC isn't surprised by the move to release Kelly, which is expected to become official sometime on Tuesday.
The news doesn't come as a surprise. Kelly had suffered another hamstring injury early in camp, and the Redskins are crowded at wide receiver after drafting three in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The injuries, the receivers picked up this year and Kelly's inability to make an impact in three seasons make this an easier move to make.
The Redskins have released a handful of players already, which you can read about at SB Nation DC. They'll need to get down to 80 players by Tuesday afternoon and then on Sept. 3 they'll be cutting down to 53 players.