Injured CB Chris Culliver released by Washington Redskins

In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2015, Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver catches a pass before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Redskins have released Culliver, who is still recovering from a knee injury. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have released injured cornerback Chris Culliver after signing Josh Norman as a free agent and taking Kendall Fuller in the third round of the NFL draft.

Culliver tore the ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee during practice on Thanksgiving Day.

He joined the Redskins as a free agent last offseason after spending four years with the San Francisco 49ers and appeared in six games with zero interceptions for Washington.

He sat out Washington's game in Week 2 of last season because the NFL suspended him for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a penalty that voided Culliver's guaranteed salary for 2016.

The league did not say exactly why Culliver was suspended. He was arrested in March 2014 on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving.


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