His cap number this season will be $16.7 million, topping all corners. It drops to $14.5 million in 2019; as of now he’d carry the fourth-highest cap hit among corners. If they cut him in the 2019 offseason he’d save the Redskins $11.5 million, but he’d still cost them $6 million against the cap because of prorated signing bonuses. It would either all go onto 2019 or be split over the following two seasons, depending on the timing of a release.
Bobby Beathard is one of the most well-known talent evaluators and team builders in league history. He spent 38 years in the NFL, 22 as general manager in Washington and San Diego. Bobby Beathard also helped construct a pair of Super Bowl champions as the Redskins’ GM and won two other Super Bowls as a scout for the Miami Dolphins. He was selected for this year’s Hall of Fame class in February.
A few months later he made off with one of the best draft hauls in NFL history. His first two picks, Mark May and Russ Grimm, became key members of the Hogs. In the fifth round, the pick was Dexter Manley, who is the team’s all-time sack leader. Later in the draft, Beathard picked up WR Charlie Brown, DT Darryl Grant, and TE Clint Didier, all key members of the Redskins’ first Super Bowl team.
We are in a zone here where any injury to a wide receiver is going to have a segment of the fan base calling for the Redskins to sign Dez Bryant. That happened shortly after Josh Doctson went to the ground on Wednesday and left the field with an apparent injury to his left shoulder. Before any diagnoses, the tweets calling for the Redskins to sign Dez started to trend.
Shaun Dion Hamilton was taken by the Redskins in the 6th round this year, and while that typically doesn’t due much to secure a roster spot by it’s self, Hamilton isn’t your typical 6th round rookie. He has had his last two year’s cut short due to injury, but when healthy the Alabama linebacker was a stud in the SEC and a clear leader on that defense. If the Redskins were to cut him he would probably be a lot tougher to be kept on the practice squad. Given his injuries Hamilton, probably needs a year to get fully back up to speed and bulk up a little bit, but he would be a tough player for the Redskins to cut, and may be why the team ends up keeping 10 linebackers in total.