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Commanders release Shaka Toney days after return from gambling suspension

of commander of washington The NFL released defensive end Shaka Toney on Monday, days after reinstating him and four other players who were suspended last season for violating the league’s gambling rules.

The commander announced the move on Monday.

Washington Commanders’ No. 58 Shaka Toney stands during the national anthem against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston on November 20, 2022. (Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

Toney, 26, was suspended indefinitely after playing just two seasons with the Commanders. NFL Last April.

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His suspension came after a spate of gambling violations across the league during last offseason. Five players, including Toney, only returned last week.

Outside linebacker Rashod Berry, wide receiver Quintez Cephas, safety CJ Moore and defensive tackle Demetrius Taylor are all free agents and eligible to sign with the team.of detroit lions Berry’s Indianapolis Colts released Cephas and Moore shortly after the suspensions were announced, as did Berry’s Indianapolis Colts.

Shaka Toney punches Dak Prescott

Washington Football Team’s No. 58 Shaka Toney wears the face mask of Dallas Cowboys’ No. 4 Dak Prescott during an NFL game at FedEx Field on December 12, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. hit. (Kevin Savitas/Getty Images)

NFL reinstates five players suspended for gambling

2021 7th round pick Pennsylvania, Toney had 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 3 quarterback hits.

Last year’s gambling ban was not the first for the NFL.

Shaka Toney plays against Cowboys players

Washington Football Team defensive end No. 58 Shaka Toney fights against Dallas Cowboys No. 71 La’el Collins during an NFL game at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. . (Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

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calvin ridley In November 2021, he left the team after it was discovered that he had bet on five NFL games, and he was placed on the non-football illness list, causing him to miss the entire 2022 season. He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season and signed a four-year contract with the Tennessee Titans this offseason.

FOX News’ Ryan Mollick and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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