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Arrington Wanted to Stay but Couldn't

Arrington Wanted to Stay but Couldn't

LaVar Arrington wanted to stay. He told teammates that. He told friends that. But what he was never sure about was this: did the Redskins really want him to stick around? Or did they want him to redo his contract to make it easier to perhaps unload him later.

Because he wasn't sure, Arrington opted to do the one thing he never wanted to do. He forfeited around $4.4 million in bonus money in 2007 and '08 to become a free agent, thus severing all ties with the Redskins. The move helps Washington immediately, freeing up around $4.2 million in needed cap space. The Redskins now need another linebacker. They could move Lemar Marshall to the weakside and... Recommended Stories

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