The Redskins are over their salary cap by $18 million sanction forced by the NFL because of that whole contracts mess in 2010. The biggest player affected is CB DeAngelo Hall who was cut last night, on the eve of Free Agency start. It has been made very clear, even with ankle surgery, that LB London Fletcher will not be affected. “He would not be a guy that I would talk to about taking a pay cut,” Shanahan said.
With what little they have to work with, they have re-signed the following: LG Kory Lichtensteiger, LB Rob Jackson, TE Logan Paulsen, LS Nick Sundberg, NT Chris Baker and FB Darrel Young. The Redskins have also acquired OT Tony Pashos formerly of the Cleveland Browns, although out last year with a foot injury.
We shall see what happens to some Redskins players in free agency but not having the $$ to get players will have a major impact who may leave.
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Written by Mercedes Green
I lived in Greene County Virginia for about 5 years of my childhood. This span of time was enough to imprint the love of the Washington Redskins (and hate of the Dallas Cowboys) into my life forever, even though I am Canadian and still live in Canada. I am in no way an expert on sports, football, or even the Redskins, but I do absolutely adore them, their fans and their home state(s). My favourite Redskin is and will always be Darrell Green (not because we share the same last name lol). I've adored Chris Cooley since he joined the team from the 2004 draft and love London Fletcher. Hail to the Redskins! See you October 30th in my home town of Toronto.