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Postby bagobonez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:38 am

CBS Sportsline's Pete Prisco reports according to NFLPA figures, the Washington Redskins have $115.4 million committed in salary for their top 51 players in 2006. The cap is expected to be $92 to $95 million. That means they have to trim $20 million or so. And that's not counting the $2 million or so the team will need to sign its rookies. Lucky for the Redskins that they don't have a first-round pick to pay, or that figure would be higher. The Redskins have done a decent job trimming their cap down in recent years, but this time it might not be possible -- certainly not without a new collective bargaining agreement. A new agreement could help relieve some of the cap problems, but even with one, the Redskins face a daunting task. "If they reduced everybody to a veteran minimum, and that won't happen, they'd still be $4 million over the cap," said one of the cap experts. "That's before cutting anybody." So how did it get this bad? The Redskins have paid out big money deals under Snyder, and some of them have blown up in the team's face, leading to the chase factor. You chase bad deals with more bad deals to compensate. "All the deals, all the overpaying for years and moving money into future years has caught up to them," said the cap expert. "Last year they had to move $7 million in money into future years. That catches up to you at some point." One cap expert said the Redskins might be forced to let good players walk, and could be forced to field a team with as many as 20 rookies -- or more. If there's a new CBA, the Redskins might be able to get out from under the cap troubles a little easier, although it still will be a lot of work.
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Postby Wizzle » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:57 am

From what I have heard and read, Snyder overpays for everyone. Sucks to be the Redskins... :-b
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Postby mysticphysh » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:05 am

That's not as bad as the Raiders who are 30 mil in the hole. Or the Jets (29), or Broncos (26), or Chiefs (22).

http://www.askthecommish.com/salarycap/numbers.asp


There's 6 teams more then 10 mil in the hole, so they'll have to do some serious cutting, trading, and restructuring to avoid cap penalties. For the Broncos, Redskins (playoff teams) and Chiefs (barely missed playoffs), this is bad news. Can they keep a competitve team together? For the Raiders and Jets...well, they need a youth movement anyways. A couple "rebuilding" years would be good for both of them. There's several other teams 10 or under 10 mil in the hole, but with a couple restructured contracts, they should be just fine.
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Postby maddog60 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:27 am

I've been saying for years tht Snyder overpaying for above average veterans, trading away draft picks, and acting like there was no cap would eventually hurt. From that statistic about reducing everyone to the veteran minimum, I think its obvious some people are going to have to go. Lavar Arrington, and either Brunell or Ramsey seem an obvious duo, but would that be enough?
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Postby chaindog35 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:08 pm

yeah, i think they'll release arrington and try to trade ramsey and maybe even go with campbell at qb
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Postby john333 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:14 pm

He's not taking into account guys we will cut. We can save $10 mil in cap room easily just cutting guys we don't need. Cut Noble, Walt Harris, Matt Bowen, Corey Raymer, and John Hall and it saves 8 million in cap room.

Restructure a few, Lavar Arrington (who WILL be restructured, I can almost guarantee it), Chris Samuels, and possibly Brunell.

Trade ramsey, and we should be fine.

Cash creates cap, Danny Boy knows how to get it done. They say the same stuff about us every year, and they will be proven wrong yet again.
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Postby terpfan » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:53 pm

Oh noes!!! ;-7

Still not worried... Skins arent even the worst off in the NFL, but of course they are the ones everyone wants to talk about.
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Postby maddog60 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:08 pm

terpfan wrote:Oh noes!!! ;-7

Still not worried... Skins arent even the worst off in the NFL, but of course they are the ones everyone wants to talk about.


Well, being that you guys are on the fringe of cap hell every year its practically ritual at this point.

Personally I think the Jets are the most cap screwed (Oakland I believe can cut some aging overpaid vets and reduce their cap significantly). They can't even cut Pennington to help their cap, let alone afford to franchise tag Abraham, etc.
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Postby skibrett15 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:28 pm

terpfan wrote:Oh noes!!! ;-7

Still not worried... Skins arent even the worst off in the NFL, but of course they are the ones everyone wants to talk about.


The only thing is that you don't have Laveranues Coles and a useless Rod Gardner to dump off. And don't be surprised when Chris Cooley starts wanting a new contract. I see you guys dropping impact players.
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Postby terpfan » Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:29 pm

skibrett15 wrote:
terpfan wrote:Oh noes!!! ;-7

Still not worried... Skins arent even the worst off in the NFL, but of course they are the ones everyone wants to talk about.


The only thing is that you don't have Laveranues Coles and a useless Rod Gardner to dump off. And don't be surprised when Chris Cooley starts wanting a new contract. I see you guys dropping impact players.

Actually dumping Coles hurt us in the cap.

We do have Bowen, Harris, Hall, Noble to cut. Ramsey to trade. Maybe Lavar (although Id rather not) Talk to me again in a month or two.
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