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The Washington Redskins just surrendered four very high draft picks to the St. Louis Rams in order to, in everyone’s estimation, Baylor’s QB Robert Griffin III. Touted as having tens of millions of dollars in salary cap space heading into free agency which begins in less than 24 hours, the NFL just smacked the Washington Redskins, and smacked them hard. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting this afternoon that the Washington Redskins are going to be levied $36 million dollars against this year’s salary cap for activity they participated in last season. 2010 was an uncapped salary year as the players and owners hammered out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, but it seems as if the NFL has caught up with the Washington Redskins, along with the Dallas Cowboys in determining that both teams violated the rules last season. Schefter reports that the Dallas Cowboys will have $10 million removed from their salary cap space this season but the Washington Redskins will face a st...
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  • The Washington Redskins have received no written documentation from the NFL concerning adjustments to the team salary cap in 2012 as reported in various media outlets. Every contract entered into by the club during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 collective bargaining agreements and, in fact, were approved by the NFL commissioner’s office. We look forward to free agency, the draft and the coming football season.”

Schefter Bombshell - NFL removes $36 million of Redskins' salary cap

The NFL threw the Washington Redskins for a loss by removing $36 million in salary cap for the way the team front-loaded players' contracts during the 2010 uncapped year. This bombshell comes on the eve of the NFL 2012 League Year when teams open negotiations for free agent players. Washington was thought to be a big mover in this market. In fact, fans counted on that. Hold...

The NFL Sends Confusing Messages in Salary Cap Penalties

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is set to penalize the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins millions of dollars for front-loading contracts during the uncapped 2010 season. League sources currently set the penalties at approximately $10 million from the Cowboys and $36 million from the Redskins.  The teams will have the option to split the penalties over the 2012 and 2013...

Steelers To Receive Extra $1.6 Million In 2012 Salary Cap Space Thanks To Cowboys & Redskins

Some good news to pass along on the eve of the 2012 free agency period as Adam Schefter is reporting on ESPN that the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with 27 other NFL teams, should receive an extra $1.6 million in 2012 salary cap space thanks to the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins being docked $10 million and $36 million respectively in 2012 cap space because they front-loaded...

Giants sign TE Martellus Bennett

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,the New York Giants have signed free agent tight end Martellus Bennett to a one-year deal, worth $2.5 million. The Giants obviously need a starting tight end, since they lost both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum to a torn ACL in the Super Bowl. It looks like the Giants signed Bennett to a one-year deal to prove to them and the rest of the league...

Report: Brandon Meriweather to Visit Broncos on Tuesday

Brandon Meriweather is a player who goes through plenty of ups and downs, which is one of the reasons the Patriots cut ties with him last September. The Denver Broncos apparently like his upside, though, as they'll be hosting the free-agent safety on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Meriweather, the 75th-rated free agent on Pro Football Talk's Hot 100 list...

Carl Nicks signs deal with Bucs

Former Saints offensive lineman Carl Nicks is now the highest-paid guard in the NFL after signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

RB Michael Bush to visit the Bears

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that running back Michael Bush formerly of the Oakland Raiders will be coming to Chicago to visit with the Bears.   Bush is a big powerful back who has averaged 4.2 YPC in his career and is coming off one of his best pro seasons.  Bush rushed for 977 yards and seven touchdowns with the Raiders last season.  He came into the league in 2008 and if...

Tampa signs V-Jax to five-year deal

For years, Vincent Jackson just wanted the Chargers to pay him like he was an elite receiver. They never did, so the Bucs stepped in and got themselves a #1 wideout. 

Cowboys Reel in Carr

Cornerback Brandon Carr has agreed to a five-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys worth $50.1M, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fantasy Spin: Carr was the most sought after cornerback on the free agent market behind Cortland Finnegan, and Dallas should be thrilled they were able to reel him in after fielding a porous secondary in 2011. And releasing declining 33-year-old vet Terence...

Report: Mario Williams, Robert Meachum visiting the Bills

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams will be visiting the Buffalo Bills first.  He’ll be heading up to Buffalo tonight. Also free agent wide receiver Robert Meachum will be taking a look at the Bills as well tonight. The Bills are clearly looking to make an immediate splash in free agency.

Report: Peyton Manning done with team visits, Broncos the front-runner

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter per Evan Silva, Peyton Manning doesn’t plan on visiting anymore teams after meeting with both the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals over the weekend. “It doesn’t sound like he’s gonna take any more visits. That’s for sure at this point in time,” said Schefter. Schefter also stated that the Broncos seem to be the leading team to...

BREAKING: Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson Signs Mega-Deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached an agreement with free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson on a 5-year, $55 million contract with $36 million guaranteed.  Jackson, perhaps the most sought after receiver of the 2012 free agent season, was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft. His relationship with the Chargers...

Giants Sign Martellus Bennett

The New York Giants have signed tight end Martellus Bennett to a one-year deal worth $2.5M, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fantasy Spin: The Giants had a need at tight end with both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum rehabbing from a torn ACL, and Bennett will now get a chance to showcase his talent while no longer stuck behind stud Jason Witten in Dallas. And the former second...

Buccaneers make Carl Nicks the highest paid guard in the NFL

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed guard Carl Nicks to a five-year, $47.5 million deal with $31 million guaranteed.  This makes Nicks the highest paid guard in NFL history. The Saints should be mad at themselves for allowing one of their most important offensive players to leave and sign with a division rival.  It could come back to haunt them.

Giants re-sign Terrell Thomas

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have re-signed cornerback Terrell Thomas. At this point we don’t have the terms of the deal.  As soon as we do, we we’ll update this post. Thomas is looking to come back strong in 2012 after suffering a torn ACL in a preseason game in 2011. In 2010 he showed that he has the ability to become one of the NFL’s top corners.
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