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Daily Slop: Redskins Scramble to Overcome Salary cap Penalty as Market Opens; Skins Sign Veteran Tackle Pashos

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Redskins notes: RG3 remains ahead of schedule |
Quarterback Robert Griffin III is working out six or seven hours a day, coach Mike Shanahan said, and remains ahead of schedule in his return from knee surgery. But Shanahan is taking a cautious approach. Griffin had his right ACL reconstructed and had the LCL and MCL repaired two months ago. Shanahan said that head athletic trainer Larry Hess told him Griffin’s muscles are "stronger than he anticipated." "He’s doing everything he can to be ready for this season," Shanahan said of Griffin. "Is he going to be ready? I have no idea. I’m sure keeping my fingers crossed. And if work has anything to do with it, he probably will. But I’ll be able to tell you more about that in July." …

Larry Michael slams the NFL over Redskins salary cap penalties

Allen said Redskins 'never contemplated a lawsuit' in cap case | CSN Washington
"We have never contemplated a lawsuit," he said. Speaking to reporters at Redskins Park, Allen said that the team found out about the penalty from agents and media reports the day before free agency started a year ago. He said that the team wasn’t warned and he complained about the process saying, "We don’t believe we were fairly represented in the case."

Redskins tender NT Chris Baker | CSN Washington
The tender is worth about $1.3 million for one year. He will be able to talk to and take offers from other teams. If he brings back an offer sheet to the Redskins, they will have seven days to match it. Since Baker came into the league undrafted there would be no draft pick compensation if the Redskins decline to match.

Report: Carriker restructures, will stay | CSN Washington
Carriker has agreed to restructure his contract, according to media reports. He was slated to make a base salary of $3.7 million this year and a roster bonus of $250,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000.

Mike Shanahan "keeping his fingers crossed" RG3 is ready for Week 1 - Washington Times
"He’s doing everything he can to be ready for this season. Is he going to be ready? I have no idea. I’m sure keeping my fingers crossed. And if work has anything to do with it, he probably will. But I’ll be able to tell you more about that in July."

Redskins scramble to overcome salary cap penalty as market opens - Washington Times
"We’re not able to go out in free agency," Shanahan said. "We might be able to do it for one guy or two guys, depending on what the money is. But that’s just the hand we were dealt and are dealing with."

Need to Know: The news was that there was no news - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Some thought that there might be an announcement that the Redskins had had some of their penalized cap space restored. Others thought that Bruce Allen would announce that the nuclear option would be employed and the team was going to take the league to court.

Redskins Sign Veteran Tackle Pashos
The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed veteran free agent offensive tackle Tony Pashos (PAH-shos).

Some detailed thoughts on the Redskins’ re-signing of Kory Lichtensteiger – Blogging the bEast

NFL Free Agency: Washington Redskins Can’t Top RGIII’s 2012 Arrival " CBS DC
Nothing the Redskins do in free agency in 2013 will measure up to the importance of the trade that became official a year ago today.

John Mara, Victor Cruz and public negotiating - ESPN
"I think Victor is smart enough to realize that he belongs in this area," Mara added to a response, unprompted. "I think he’s done very well for himself off the field. He’s a very popular player here. He’s had a lot of off the field opportunities. So hopefully all those other things will enter into his consideration."

AP Source: Vikings trade Percy Harvin to Seahawks - Washington Times
"The best all around player I ever seen or you’ll ever see! Goes to Seattle! I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!" Peterson posted on Twitter.

A Recap of the Redskins Moves On the Eve of Free Agency-

A look at the Redskins, signings, re-signings and cuts before the start of free agency.

Boldin, Harvin traded as NFL free agency nears - Washington Times
"Anquan was a great receiver for myself and for our football team," said quarterback Joe Flacco, who signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal with the Ravens last week. "It’s sad to see a guy like that go, but at the same time, you want what’s best for him and you just wish him the best of luck.

Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles QB, cancels book tour after 'credible threats' to safety - Washington Times
"Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chances to major markets," said Worthy Publishing, as quoted by CNN. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family, decided to cancel the events."