The Colt Brennan era is over

August, 2, 2010
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It's with a heavy heart that I note the release of cult-favorite Colt Brennan in Washington. The former Hawaii quarterback won over Skins fans with his daring performance in the 2008 preseason, but we've known for some time that his days with the club were numbered. Brennan suffered a hip injury in last year's preseason and was placed on injured reserve.

He became expendable when the Redskins traded for former second-round draft pick John Beck, who started four games for the woeful '07 Dolphins. That leaves Mike Shanahan with Rex Grossman, Richard Bartel and Beck. Dolphins quarterback guru David Lee tried to work his magic with Beck, but it was obvious that Chad Henne had a brighter future.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the end of the road for Brennan. He's a fiery competitor, but he doesn't appear to have the tools to make it in the league.

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