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Redskins release Colt Brennan

The trade of backup quarterback John Beck from the Ravens to the Redskins alleviated a quarterback logjam in Baltimore but created one in Washington.

But the Redskins’ logjam didn’t last long.

ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. is reporting that the Redskins have released backup quarterback Colt Brennan.

After a record-setting college career at Hawaii, the Redskins drafted Brennan in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft. Brennan had an impressive preseason that year but never got into a regular-season game.

Now Beck will compete with Rex Grossman for the backup spot behind Donovan McNabb, and the loser of that competition may follow Brennan out of town, as the Redskins appear to be leaning toward keeping only two quarterbacks.

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39 Responses to “Redskins release Colt Brennan”
  1. brasho says: Aug 2, 2010 2:21 PM

    Soooo, does this mean all of those Redskins fans were wrong (and I was right) when they said that Colt Brennan should be the Skins’ starting QB and that he was going to be a superstar (and I said he was a bum)?

  2. Johnabis says: Aug 2, 2010 2:26 PM

    Thats Surprising, I thought Colt Brennan did pretty good in preseason last year.

  3. dafish says: Aug 2, 2010 2:27 PM

    In 2 years you’ll see the same article in Denver.

  4. vtsquirm says: Aug 2, 2010 2:29 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  5. robert ethen says: Aug 2, 2010 2:30 PM

    Sadly, Brennan had a Colt .0045 rifle for gunning the ball downfield.

  6. Bruce says: Aug 2, 2010 2:35 PM

    Kinda surprised by this but at least he can move on and find a team that is willing to work with him and get him right, the dude has a arm wonder what brought this on..

  7. Howboutdemcowboys says: Aug 2, 2010 2:38 PM

    He’s an arrogant prick

  8. Realfan says: Aug 2, 2010 2:42 PM

    Cut the pork, Albert Haynesworth is not serious about being a football player. Give someone else the opportunity to play one of the greatest sports ever. And you could save several millions as well….
    A REAL FAN

  9. gregjennings says: Aug 2, 2010 2:55 PM

    well…….at least the NFL made it possible for him to get a nice piece of ass.

  10. n0hopeleft says: Aug 2, 2010 2:59 PM

    I heard Philadelphia is looking for a real QB.
    Colt could start for them.

  11. HawaiiFan says: Aug 2, 2010 2:59 PM

    What a bummer… Didn’t Colt just complete Hell Week with McNabb? I thought he was doing well in camp and that the coaches liked him? Oh well, move on Colt… San Francisco could use a good back up QB!

  12. Tuffguy says: Aug 2, 2010 3:01 PM

    Can Buffalo please sign this guy…. any guy…. any guy rather than the three they have…. please!!!

  13. FinFan68 says: Aug 2, 2010 3:03 PM

    The Vikings would do well to get Brennan or Grossman (yes, Grossman). Favre has this year and the odds of him being there next year are very low. T-Jack is not the answer and Sage will never be more than 3rd string. Grossman has the skills…nobody can look good running for their life behind that horrible Bears O-line (look at Cutler).

  14. Veritas Amber says: Aug 2, 2010 3:05 PM

    Why is it a foregone conclusion that Grossman will be gone and not 3rd String if he loses out in the competition? They still have 2nd year Richard Bartell that could be cut or Practice squadded ;)

  15. FumbleNuts says: Aug 2, 2010 3:11 PM

    He would be a good fit backing up Romo in Dallas. Forget Kitna!

  16. We need linemen says: Aug 2, 2010 3:14 PM

    Hopefully we can move on from the Cult of Colt. He had one good performance in his first pre-season game two years ago and that’s it. The rest of his performances ranged from poor to comically bad.
    He would have been cut last year, after a dire pre-season, if he hadn’t ended up on IR before the final cut down. Yet there were still numbnuts suggesting he should start midway through the season.

  17. jj jones says: Aug 2, 2010 3:14 PM

    Future UFL superstar

  18. pigsty says: Aug 2, 2010 3:15 PM

    Nah. Brennan isn’t a bum — not with a state (Hawaii) full of wannabees still clinging to memories of the almost-perfect season (2007) and thus, still willing to adopt Brennan into their homes.
    Otherwise, Brennan is just your average unrepentant convicted-though-unpunished finger-rapist who had his verdict (guilty) vacated because the (female) judge was a (Colorado) Buff fan who found Brennan beyond cute, declaring how rape without semen is no rape at all, i.e., just another she-said he-said.
    So Brennan took his act to Hawaii where he became a (g)od under a coed-molesting coach (June Jones) who shared a similar regard for campus females, treating the (women’s) volleyball team like a personal harem and the sisters of star players (Timmy Chang) like backseat blowup dolls.
    Yet, idyllic, isolated, & indifferent to sleaze, most in the islands pledged allegiance to this Predator Pair long before family, state or country such is the state of lockstep jockism in The Jockdom of Hawaii.
    Perps like Brennan will always find suc.. err– teams willing to give his almost Heisman spread-numbers a look.
    It’s the 2nd, 3rd, 4th looks that usually reveal the sick, weak self-absorbed little puppy hiding beneath the cuddle-me smile.
    The same sick little puppy caught by cameras kneeling on the sidelines bawling in self-pity during the waning moments of Hawaii’s Sugar Bowl comeuppance v. Georgia while his replacement led pseudo-Warrior teammates to their one & only TD.

  19. no14mike says: Aug 2, 2010 3:21 PM

    @brasho
    Funny, I will admit there were plenty of fans in the “Cult of Colt” league, but to be honest, I didn’t find many of them to be extreme Redskin fans or, in some cases, very knowledgeable Skins fans. Many, many Skins fans were also opposed to Colt ever seeing the light of day in a meaningful game because we thought he would never amount to anything productive. I guess Shanny saw similar things.

  20. Audient says: Aug 2, 2010 3:28 PM

    Maybe Big Ben could help Colt along to reach his full potential.
    I kid. I kid Colt Brennan. Honestly, I’d like to see him get a shot somewhere. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise for the young man.

  21. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Aug 2, 2010 3:32 PM

    “the Redskins appear to be leaning toward keeping only two quarterbacks.”
    … As both McNabb and Grossman have proven over their respective careers to be sure-fire, injury-proof, iron men. ;)

  22. DanRooney says: Aug 2, 2010 3:47 PM

    Aw the ‘Cult of Colt’ is over at extremeskins.com.
    Poor delusional Skins fans.

  23. boysroll says: Aug 2, 2010 3:52 PM

    another one bits the dust….LMFAO.

  24. Black QB White RB says: Aug 2, 2010 3:52 PM

    Now I feel truly privileged…To know that I was there for Zorn’s last home game, and ALSO I saw Colt Brennan in the Hall of Fame game, back in his prime…..Wow, is about all I can say…great to be a Skins fan….

  25. Turk says: Aug 2, 2010 4:03 PM

    Okay — so the Skins release Brennan and will sign Beck. Is that actually an upgrade?

  26. marcelino says: Aug 2, 2010 4:03 PM

    Make him run the 300 yard shuttles…that’ll toughen him up…

  27. .Vox Veritas. says: Aug 2, 2010 4:04 PM

    Should have spent less time making unfunny videos about Cowboys players, more on trying to be a viable NFL QB.
    See ya, chump.

  28. Suitcasehead Golic says: Aug 2, 2010 4:04 PM

    Haynesworths left nut weighs more than Colt..

  29. KolbFan says: Aug 2, 2010 4:12 PM

    With McNothings track record & age, he won’t hold up for 16+games
    I was concered with Brennans pure potential but now I’m delighted to be watching Rex throw ducks to Asante Samuel
    We will laugh last and hardest, Go Birds!

  30. kosarsmyidol says: Aug 2, 2010 4:34 PM

    Richard Bartel was good in the preseason for the Browns last year, but got released in favor of Brett Ratliff, Mangini’s draft pick. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him push Grossman or Beck out of a job.

  31. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 2, 2010 4:39 PM

    pigsty says:
    August 2, 2010 3:15 PM
    Nah. Brennan isn’t a bum — not with a state (Hawaii) full of wannabees still clinging to memories of the almost-perfect season (2007) and thus, still willing to adopt Brennan into their homes.
    Otherwise, Brennan is just your average unrepentant convicted-though- unpunished finger-rapist who had his verdict (guilty) vacated because the (female) judge was a (Colorado) Buff fan who found Brennan beyond cute, declaring how rape without semen is no rape at all, i.e., just another she-said he-said.
    So Brennan took his act to Hawaii where he became a (g)od under a coed-molesting coach (June Jones) who shared a similar regard for campus females, treating the (women’s) volleyball team like a personal harem and the sisters of star players (Timmy Chang) like backseat blowup dolls.
    Yet, idyllic, isolated, & indifferent to sleaze, most in the islands pledged allegiance to this Predator Pair long before family, state or country such is the state of lockstep jockism in The Jockdom of Hawaii.
    Perps like Brennan will always find suc.. err– teams willing to give his almost Heisman spread-numbers a look.
    It’s the 2nd, 3rd, 4th looks that usually reveal the sick, weak self-absorbed little puppy hiding beneath the cuddle-me smile.
    The same sick little puppy caught by cameras kneeling on the sidelines bawling in self-pity during the waning moments of Hawaii’s Sugar Bowl comeuppance v. Georgia while his replacement led pseudo-Warrior teammates to their one & only TD.
    ______________________
    Three weeks ago, the Packers enshrined pedophile rapist Mark Chmura in the “Green Bay Packer Hall Of Fame”. Chmura raped the 17 year old babysitter of his children and escaped conviction. They’d love this guy to back up Rodgers in Green Bay.

  32. Laxer37 says: Aug 2, 2010 4:55 PM

    Johnabis says:
    “Thats Surprising, I thought Colt Brennan did pretty good in preseason last year.”
    ————————————————
    That’s the problem, it was in the preseason against guys that ended up cut or on practice squads.

  33. Skins1970 says: Aug 2, 2010 6:54 PM

    Colt Brennan only played well against 3 and 4th stringers in 08 he struggled against 1 and 2nd stringers last preseason before he got hurt. He should play in the AFL he would be a superstar there.

  34. Ricky says: Aug 3, 2010 1:36 AM

    i always thought this guy was pretty good, i think he would be a great fit for buffalo and can compete with there three scrubs for the starting job, he can goto st.louis and see if he can work himself into there depth chart and rams could get rid of that keith null toolbag, how bout the jets get rid of kellen clemens and bring in colt to be the third stringer behind crutches and sanchez

  35. nowathand says: Aug 3, 2010 3:37 AM

    Pigsty, just a few questions. How do you know the judge? Additionally, Colt did apologize for what he did.
    You also seem to know a lot about the Hawaii campus. Did you follow Colt from Colorado to Hawaii?
    Oh, and, how would you find character flaws beneath stats and how is a “cuddle-me” smile above the stats?
    There’s also no proof to the old rumor about Jones and Lily Kahumoku.
    All have sinned, all need atonement.
    twitter.com/theqchamber

  36. manofaiki says: Aug 3, 2010 7:07 AM

    Let me see if I have this right.
    Ravens draft Beck, Skins draft Colt. Both teams have 2 seasons to develop these guys. After 2 seasons, Skins decide they like what the Ravens have done with Beck better than what they have done with Colt.
    So they trade for Beck and cut Colt loose.
    So………you mean even when it comes to their back up QB the Skins can’t seem to develop their own talent and end up trading/signing a guy from another team?

  37. oldwind says: Aug 4, 2010 10:44 PM

    Ahhh you named yourself properly “pigsty”. You must be the type that sits there all day thinking about crap to throw at people whom you have no real knowledge. Yes you sit in your crap all day with nothing better to do and nothing to contribute. Listening to rumors and more crap until it’s coming out of your pigsty ears. Everyone needs a second chance or a third so do you. Colt has been injured but give him time and the right organization and he may succeed.

  38. oldwind says: Aug 4, 2010 11:06 PM

    When a player comes into an organization and does well in the first year of pre-season games and throwing the football with his motion that worked than why change. I think anytime you change someone’s throwing motion, it has to take away accuracy and strength. Colt struggled his second year with the changes. It was not the Colt we knew. If Johnny Unitas was playing today, I wonder if Jim Zorn would change him too as well as these other so called quarterback coaches. What about Joe Thiesman? He didn’t have the greatest throwing motion but he had smarts. So I say why change a person but go with their strengths and make it work for you. Develop their strengths and you will develop a winner. Too bad the Redskin fans really never got to see that side of Colt Brennan on the field. Your ex-coach really did a number on Colt.

  39. stunzeed5 says: May 12, 2013 4:51 PM

    My goodness Colt Brennan was a joke. Where is this failure now?

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