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Dealing with restricted free agents tricky for Redskins | WashingtonExaminer.com
It sounds tempting: Sign a proven player and give up what could be a low draft pick as compensation. Fortunately for the Redskins, it hasn't been all that tempting for teams of late. And it could help them retain their restricted free agents
Redskins can create substantial cap savings with restructures - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins are left with six contracts that they can restructure that can create some significant cap savings—Williams, Pierre Garçon, Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen, Chris Chester, and Will Montgomery. I won’t clutter up the post here with the specifics of each deal, you can find those in the table below.
Need to Know: Legal tampering starts on Saturday - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Now, it’s been an open secret that teams and agents talk about prospective free agents well in advance of when it’s technically legal to do so, which has been the start of free agency. That is how complex multi-million dollar, multi-year deals get signed within hours, even minutes, of the start of free agency.
Fanspeak.com contributing writer Jonathan gives his thoughts on a number of prospects that could fit the Redskins throughout the draft.
Lorenzo Alexander: I Want To Be A Redskin, But Other Teams Interested " CBS DC
"I know they’re trying to get things done with the cap, but that’s not my issue," said Alexander, who’ll be 30 in May and is aiming for the one big payday of a career that began on the practice squad in 2006. "I’m not worried if we don’t get a deal done before free agency starts. I want to be a Redskin, but I know that some other teams would be excited to have me as well." That includes the Steelers.
Washington Redskins Super Bowl XVII ring for sale | National Football Post
The Super Bowl XVII championship ring that was presented to Washington Redskins linebacker Mel Kaufman is for sale on eBay. Kaufman, who died in 2009 at age 50, was a member of the Redskins for eight seasons from 1981 to 1988 and started on three NFC championship teams. According to the ad, the size 11 ½ ring comes with a letter of authenticity from Kaufman’s family and is in "near mint" condition with the original box.
Polumbus remains optimistic about return | CSN Washington
"I certainly want to be back there," Polumbus told ESPN 980’s Inside the Locker Room on Wednesday afternoon. "I hope that they want me back. I think that they do. We’ve had an opportunity to play for Coach [Mike] Shanahan now for three seasons, including Denver, and he’s a dream coach to play for."
Victor Cruz and Restricted Free Agency - Over the Cap
Victor Cruz and Restricted Free Agency
Is Spencer worth his franchise number? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
There are many facets to the discussion about the Dallas Cowboys' decision to make Anthony Spencer their $10.6 million franchise player. But at the en
DirecTV 'Sunday Ticket' package could end after 2014 | National Football Post
Pay Doyle, the CFO of DirecTV, said Wednesday that his company could drop the package after its current contract expires at the conclusion of the 2014 regular season or consider a non-exclusive deal with the NFL, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That could open the door for more media outlets to show games for fans outside of their market. DirecTV signed a $4 billion, four-year extension with the NFL in 2009 to continue Sunday Ticket.
Report: Broncos could release Elvis Dumervil if he doesn’t agree to a pay cut | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
As it turns out, Darrelle Revis might not be the only high-ticket defender who might find a new home this offseason. According to a report from the Denver Post, the Denver Broncos want defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pretty serious pay cut, and they may release the three-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro if he doesn't agree. Dumervil has a $12 million base salary for the 2013 season, and carries a $13.6 million cap hit this year, and the Broncos need to move that money around.
Steve Shoup breaks down the Redskins Free Agency and Cap situation, and looks at some potential options for the Redskins.