The Insider: Salary cap


Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Redskins mailbag: Draft priorities, DeSean Jackson and salary cap talk

This week, Mike Jones answers readers’ questions about the Redskins’ draft needs, further examines the signing of DeSean Jackson, and engages in some salary cap talk.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, NFL draft, Salary cap

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Ryan Clark’s Redskins contract is worth $1 million

The contract that Ryan Clark signed on Wednesday is a one-year deal worth $1 million, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Ryan Clark, salaries, Salary cap

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Redskins’ deal with Jackson features $16M in guaranteed money, low cap hit for 2014

DeSean Jackson’s deal with the Redskins will pay him $24 million over a three-year span with $16 million guaranteed, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, DeSean Jackson, Salary cap

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Redskins have just more than $8 million left after Tuesday’s signings

The Washington Redskins entered Tuesday’s free agency signing period with $18.58 million in cap space, and committed $9.83 million of that money to sign five players.

By Mike Jones  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/11/2014

NFL: Redskins have $18.6 million in cap space

Washington will enter free agency with $18,580,869 in salary cap room, according to the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/28/2014

NFL officially sets salary cap at $133 million per team

Teams notified Friday of final cap figure, which is up $10 million from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL salary cap, Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014

NFL salary cap could be set around $133 million per team

Figure would be higher than originally expected and would give the Redskins and other teams additional room to maneuver. League and union are in deliberations over the final number, with a resolution expected within days.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Salary cap

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Redskins mailbag: Salary cap, Gruden’s hires and roster needs

Jay Gruden is putting the finishing touches on his coaching staff, and this week is devoting much of his efforts to installing the offense with coordinator Sean McVay.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Foerster, coaches, Free agents, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Brian Orakpo says his preference remains to re-sign with Redskins

‘Right now this is home,’ said the linebacker, a potential free agent this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers, Salary cap, Week 14

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s mechanics, play-calling and defensive needs

Readers ask Mike Jones about the quarterback’s throwing motion, his development and the line and play-calling that supports him, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Mike Shanahan says Redskins remain headed in right direction under him

Coach cites salary cap penalty as hindering progress.

By Mark Maske  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Mike Shanahan’s future and more

Mike Jones tackles questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, the salary cap, silly penalties, Nick Williams’s role, Adam Carriker’s recovery, London Fletcher’s demise, Kyle Shanahan’s fit for University of Texas and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Daniel Snyder, Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Nick Williams, Salary cap, special teams, tight ends, Week 11

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: London Fletcher’s quiet start, roster needs and penalties

The Washington Redskins have stumbled out of the gates to an 0-2 start that few people imagined. There are plenty of problem areas and plenty of questions, but thus far, few answers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mailbag, Nick Barnett, penalties, Safeties, Salary cap

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s return, zone-read use, cap space and more

Today, we go back to the mailbag and tackle your latest questions surrounding the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, news conferences, Pat White, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Wide Receivers, zone read

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Redskins are less than $2 million under salary cap

With all their players now counting against the salary cap, the Redskins are a modest $1.85 million beneath the cap even after reworking the contracts of Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker to create about $3.7 million in cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap, Redskins salary cap penalty

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Redskins restructure contracts of Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker [udpated]

The team saves an estimated $1.3 million in salary cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Barry Cofield agrees to contract restructuring with Redskins (updated)

Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield reworked deal saves the team about $2.4 million in salary cap space this year.

By Mark Maske  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Cap situation remains tight for Redskins

Team currently has about $1.33 million in available cap space. Beginning Sept. 3, all players on the team's roster must count against the cap.

By Mark Maske  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Redskins salary cap penalty, Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says Redskins' salary-cap penalty won't affect season-opening roster decisions

But the GM also maintains that the two-year, $36 million cap reduction imposed by the NFL continues to plague the team.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, contracts, Mike Shanahan, Redskins salary cap penalty, Salary cap, Training camp

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins restructure Josh Wilson's deal to save cap space

The Washington Redskins have restructured the contract of cornerback Josh Wilson to create more flexibility beneath the salary cap.

By Mike Jones  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Redskins salary cap

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Will the Redskins' cap penalty benefit them in the long run?

The Redskins are suffering now, but will there be a silver lining in the discipline forced by the $36 million in salary cap penalties?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Salary cap

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

In wake of recent signings, Redskins just $30,000 under salary cap

The Redskins managed to squeeze Fred Davis, DeAngelo Hall, Rex Grossman and Pat White under the salary cap, but just barely

By Mark Maske  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Fred Davis, Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins salary cap, Rex Grossman, Salary cap

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Redskins have less than $700,000 available under the cap

Team had $669,949 in available salary cap space, second-least in the league, as of Wednesday night, according to NFLPA records.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Redskins salary cap

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Goodell says he told Redskins 'directly' that league will not change salary cap penalty

Commissioner and other NFL officials met with team twice in past month on salary cap case.

By Mark Maske  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Goodell, NFL told Redskins that league will not yield on salary cap penalty

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By Mark Maske  |  11:29 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/09/2013

NFL players' union willing to take joint legal action with Redskins over salary cap penalty

NFLPA would take joint legal action but such a prospect has not been discussed with the team and the Redskins have not pursued it.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/01/2013

NFL salary cap: Where do the Redskins currently stand

With the NFL salary cap set for $123 million, the Redskins are believed to be around $3 million over the limit.

By Mike Jones  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 02/28/2013

NFL salary cap set at $123 million per team

That figure is about $2 million higher than originally projected, helping a team such as the Redskins that might be facing a cap squeeze.

By Mark Maske  |  10:22 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Mixed views on strength of Redskins' legal position in salary cap case

Team seeks to recoup $18 million cut by NFL as penalty

By Mark Maske  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Redskins put contract talks on hold as they work to recoup salary cap space Updated

It's not clear how team, which has lost before an arbitrator, plans to fight cap reduction.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap, Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Will Redskins' final appeal of salary cap reduction be 'informal'?

Team is set to absorb second half of $36 million penalty this season.

By Mark Maske  |  05:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins salary cap, Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Mike Shanahan suggests Redskins not done with salary cap case

"We're still involved in it, " the coach says. But others doubt Redskins will regain any of their lost cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  07:21 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case