What About This? Another Offseason Template for the Skins

Similar to Mr. Reynolds_81 post from earlier today, this is a rough sketch of the players the Redskins should cut, re-sign, and potentially draft heading into the 2014 season. When looking at players to cut, I looked at the roster for the biggest contract mismatches (pay versus performance) that, if cut, would actually free up material cap space. Players that suck but have a lot of guaranteed money left on their contract/play for next to nothing stayed on the roster since they can serve as depth. I "re-signed" impact players that will be key pieces moving forward at prices that are realistic but possibly a little optimistic. I also had no problem offering cheap 1 or 2 year deals with little to no guaranteed money for players that will serve as depth and want to stay in Washington. Free agents that I "signed" are also a little on the optimistic side, but I tried to stay well within the realm of possibility. Lastly, I obviously drafted to fill spots that we couldn't address in free agency, but put a particular emphasis on positions that will be much cheaper on rookie deals than in the open market.

Cut (Cap Space Freed)
Stephen Bowen, DE ($1.98 MM)
Adam Carriker, DE ($2.99 MM)
Chris Chester, G ($2.7 MM)
Will Montgomery, C ($1.925 MM)
Kory Lichtensteiger, G ($1.1MM)
Tyler Polumbus, OT ($2.5 MM)
Sav Rocca, P ($1.2 MM)

Re-Sign (2014 Salary)
Brian Orakpo, OLB ($8.5 MM)
Perry Riley, ILB ($5 MM)
DeAngelo Hall, CB ($3 MM)
Chris Baker, DE ($3 MM)
Santana Moss, WR ($.955 MM)
Darryl Tapp, LB ($.855 MM)
Reed Doughty, S ($.855 MM)
J.D. Walton, C ($.73 MM)
Fred Davis, TE ($.73 MM)
Rob Jackson, LB ($.73 MM)
Dezmon Briscoe, WR ($.65 MM)

Remaining 2014 Cap Space: $19.01 MM

Free Agent Signings (2014 Salary)
Rodger Saffold, OT ($3 MM)
Geoff Schwartz, G ($2 MM)
Brandon Spikes, ILB ($4 MM)
Arthur Jones, DE ($3 MM)
Mike Mitchell, S ($2.5 MM)
Zoltan Mesko, P ($.8 MM)

Remaining 2014 Cap Space: $3.76 MM

That still leaves needs in some capacity at WR, C, G, DT/DE, CB, S

2014 Draft (Fanspeak On The Clock)
#34 Allen Robinson, WR Penn State
#66 Christian Jones, ILB Florida State
#98 DaQuan Jones, DT Penn State
#130 Victor Hampton, CB South Carolina
#162 Tyler Larsen, C Utah State
#194 L'Damian Washinton, WR Missouri

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