Ashburn, Va. — The Washington Redskins, facing a salary cap deadline, cut defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield on Thursday.
Stubblefield joins Tre Johnson, Irving Fryar, Keith Sims and Andy Heck as former starters who have been waived as the Redskins try to get under the $67.4 million cap.
The Redskins had the league's highest payroll last season at $92.4 million. Stubblefield was halfway through a six-year, $36 million contract signed in 1998.
Stubblefield, a Kansas University product, had 15 sacks and was the NFL's defensive player of the year with San Francisco in 1997, but he never became the same dominant player with the Redskins. He had no more than three sacks in any season in Washington. NFL on page 8C.