ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have released cornerback Josh Norman and wide receiver Paul Richardson.

Norman struggled to live up to the $75 million, five-year contract he signed in 2016 after an All-Pro season in Carolina. He was let go with one year left on that deal. 

Norman's release and $12.5 million salary-cap savings could pave the way for Washington to give cornerback Quinton Dunbar a raise. 

Richardson's release doesn't save as much. But the Redskins have a handful of young receivers ready for bigger roles. The former Seahawks receiver was plagued by injuries during his two seasons in Washington. 

Defensive end Chris Odom and defensive back Kenny Ladler were also released.