Deadline is 4 p.m. today.
Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.
That's up from the original projection of about $10.9 million.
Teams notified Friday of final cap figure, which is up $10 million from last season.
Discussions are ongoing between the team and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, but the Redskins have yet to extend their top pass-rusher an official offer.
It's uncertain, though, that any new rules will be proposed.
Washington announced that it has re-signed defensive lineman Chris Baker to ensure that he doesn't hit the free agent market next week.
There is strong sentiment within the league that a new rule is not needed to penalize players for using the N-word during games. The ban might be implemented through a point of emphasis to game officials.
While the free agent market already figures to feature a number of possible candidates, another intriguing name became available on Wednesday when the Cleveland Browns released D’Qwell Jackson.
It's possible the NFL's competition committee will recommend expanding the playoff field and the owners will vote on it at next month's annual league meeting. But it probably would not take effect until the 2015 season.