Redskins plan to waive Mann

March 12, 1994|By Vito Stellino | Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer

Defensive lineman Charles Mann will be the next Washington Redskins veteran to be a victim of the salary cap.

According to a team source, the Redskins plan to waive Mann, who is due to make $1.6 million this year, to give them more room under the salary cap as they attempt to sign a pair of free agents -- center John Gesek of the Dallas Cowboys and defensive lineman Reuben Davis of the Phoenix Cardinals.

Mann, an 11-year veteran who was limited to action in 12 games because of knee problems, will be the fourth veteran to depart as the Redskins reduce their payroll because of the cap.

The first three were linebacker Carl Banks and wide receiver Tim McGee, who were waived, and center Jeff Bostic, who retired.

The Redskins would be saving more than $5 million in salary by shipping out the four players.

Meanwhile, they have signed two free agents, linebacker Ken Harvey and tight end Ethan Horton, who was at Redskin Park yesterday to sign his two-year $2.5 million contract.

Trevor Matich, a long snapper with the Indianapolis Colts, visited Redskin Park yesterday. The Redskins hope he can replace Guy Bingham, who retired.

The Redskins won't have any more free agents in for at least two weeks because coach Norv Turner and general manager Charley Casserly will watch the workouts of rookie quarterbacks Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer next week and then attend the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla., the following week.

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