Redskins fans no longer have Marko Mitchell to pull for.
The seventh-round pick from 2009 was a fan favorite after a nice training camp last year, but new coach Mike Shanahan quickly decided he had no use for him.
Mitchell was among five Redskins cut Monday. The other four: running backs Anthony Alridge & P.J. Hill, wide receiver James Robinson, and defensive linemen Anthony Montgomery.
Montgomery started 22 games for Washington over the last four years.
Letting go of Alridge and Hill could be seen as a vote of confidence for Ryan Torain. The Redskins need some backups that can play special teams; Larry Johnson and Willie Parker don’t qualify.