Found March 13, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
I was very confused when I learned yesterday that the NFL would be penalizing the Redskins and Cowboys for contracts they re-worked in the uncapped year. It seemed very strange because the NFL seemingly lets teams re-work deals all the time so that they can free up cap space. So what was so different about what the Redskins and Cowboys did that got them into trouble?
First of all, most teams normally use restructuring to free up cap space. The NFL seemingly knew that an uncapped year could be used by teams to circumvent future salary caps by dumping as much salary as possible into 2010 as the uncapped year. They warned teams against doing it a reported six different times with letters from the front office. Those letters apparently warned teams that they risked being punished under the rules of the new CBA if they engaged in activities that would lead to circumventing the re-established salary cap. The Redskins and Cowboys gambled, and if the NFL’s penalty holds up, they will be pun...
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shelled out $56 million for a 5 year contract with $26 million of it is guaranteed for wide-receiver Vincent Jackson. HUGE payday for the 29 year old wideout and thankfully for Washington Redskins fans, it was not their favorite team that shelled out that kind of money to just one player.
Most people thought it was surprising that the Washington Redskins...
The Washington Redskins were 5-11 last year. This comes as no surprise, because, give or take a field goal or two, the Redskins are always 5-11. In an attempt to turn things around, last week the team packaged a total of three first-round picks (and one second-rounder) to go after Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the draft. After trading away...
The Washington Redskins have moved heaven and draft picks to position themselves to land Robert Griffin III, the quarterback we here in Texas affectionately like to call Superman.
Nor did we cape him lightly.
He earned that moniker by winning at a Baylor program many felt beyond help. The thing about the cape, or even just the socks with the cape on them, is you think you are invincible...
The Washington Redskins have released safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, saying an early goodbye to one of their big free agent signings from last year.
The Redskins also cut longtime fullback Mike Sellers on Monday, the eve of the start of the NFL's free agency signing period.
Atogwe signed a five-year, $26 million contract just before the NFL lockout a year ago, but he was hampered...
According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins have released full back Mike Sellers and safety O.J. Atogwe. They’ll save roughly $4 million in cap space with these two transactions.
Atogwe was owed $3.4 million this season and I believe Sellers was due around $1 million in 2012.
With Atogwe gone and LaRon Landry about to hit the free agent market, the Redskins will...
As an incentive to reach a new deal before the current CBA expired, 2010 was an uncapped year in the NFL. Teams could operate without salary cap restrictions, but were instructed by the NFL not to abuse the system by loading contracts to pay the majority of a player's salary in 2010 . Two teams, however, did not listen -- the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys -- and...
Wide receiver Eddie Royal has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins, according to team beat writer Grant Paulsen.
Royal should prove to be an asset as a weapon out of the slot for Washington, and could be the heir apparent to 32-year-old vet Santana Moss. Pierre Garcon will be the preferred fantasy target though, who the Redskins also reeled in today.
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Add Pierre Garçon to the growing list of former Colts, as the speedy wideout announced on Facebook and Twitter that he's headed to Washington.
Pierre Garcon says he will be signing with the Washington Redskins.
The receiver announced the news on his Facebook page Tuesday, less than one hour after the start of the NFL free agency signing period.
The former Indianapolis Colts wideout would be a target for Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner whom the Redskins are expected to take with the second pick in the NFL...
Wide Receiver, Pierre Garcon, announced via his Facebook page that he signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. The 4th year player set career highs in receptions (70), yards (947), and tied his TD high with (6) in 2011.
Garcon will join Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, Anthony Armstrong, and Jabar Gaffney in the Redskins receiving corps. Known for his speed and threat to...
A couple of weeks go Adidas announced it had come to terms with Washington Redskins quarterback the presumed second pick in next month’s NFL Draft, Robert Griffin III. Earlier today Nike made it known the probable #1 pick, Andrew Luck, will be latest member of Team Swoosh. After the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton [...]