Commanders to release Matt Ioannidis

NFL: DEC 21 Washington Football Team at Eagles
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The Commanders are set to move on from one of their veteran players.

According to multiple reports, Washington will release defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis.

Ioannidis was headed into the last year of his contract. His release will save $6.9 million against the cap while costing the Commanders $1.5 million in dead cap money.

A fifth-round pick of the 2016 draft, Ioannidis was no longer a full-time starter for Washington. He appeared in 16 games with six starts last season, recording 2.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, and 11 quarterback hits. He played 55 percent of Washington’s defensive snaps.

Ioannidis has made 73 appearances with 40 starts in his six-year career. He has 24.5 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, and 59 quarterback hits.

10 responses to “Commanders to release Matt Ioannidis

  1. That makes us Eagles fans happy. That dude can play and was a thorn in our side. Come north to Philly!

  2. I wish he would re-sign, he’s been a great player and a fan favorite! Good luck buddy, but I don’t think you’ll need it. HTTR!!!

  3. Unbelievable. What is this front office doing? Ioannidis is a key piece to the defense. Sickening.

  4. Had all the money to resign these guys but threw all the money and picks to not upgrade at QB. Rivera is a lame duck.

  5. This is what switching fronts does. He was our sack leader as a 3-4 end. Then he became a backup as a 4-3 DT. And now he’s released. Sack leader to cut all for the sake of changing fronts.

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