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Redskins Cap Series Part 1: Washington Redskins Salary Cap for 2013

Steve Shoup

Redskins Cap Links:

Part 1:  Redskins Salary Cap Breakdown

Part 2:  Redskins Restricted Free Agents

Part 3:  Redskins Unrestricted Free Agents

Part 4:  Savings From Cuts

Part 5:  Savings from Restructuring and Final Thoughts


Here is my updated look at the Washington Redskins 2013 Salary Cap situation. All numbers are the players’ cap number and not just their salary. Numbers are primarily from Spotrac, though other media reports were used to cross check numbers. There are discrepancies depending on what source you use, but I wanted to use one source as consistently as possible to try to maintain a constant and not add extra variables. Spotrac is becoming more and more of an industry source, so while their numbers may not be perfect, they are about as close as you can get. I would caution that overall, you should factor in a $2-3 million + or – to the final number, but given that John Clayton reported the Redskins were $4 million over the cap, it seems to be fairly accurate.

In part one I look at how the cap stands now, based on the 40 players under contract who participated on the team last year and have a reasonable chance to have a shot for a roster spot this year. For other guys who are signed and not listed, they are by in large, league minimum guys, who likely won’t count to the Rule of 51 (only the 51 highest contracts are counted against the cap). I also projected cap hits of the incoming rookies, and the bare minimum it will take to field a roster. In part two, I take a look at the restricted free agents on a case-by-case basis and project what they might cost, and what that will mean to the cap. Part three looks at the Redskins current unrestricted free agents, and who might be back at what cost.

Quarterbacks: $5.387

Robert Griffin: $ 4.789

Kirk Cousins: $ 0.598

Running back: $1.738

Alfred Morris: $ 0.511

Roy Helu Jr.:  $0. 672

Evan Royster: $ 0.555

Tight End: $0.600

Niles Paul: $ 0.600

Wide Receiver: $22.904

Pierre Garcon: $8.200

Josh Morgan: $6.750

Santana Moss: $6.167

Leonard Hankerson: $0.732

Aldrick Robinson: $0.480

Dezmon Briscoe: $0.575

Offensive Line: $22.196

Trent Williams: $8.000

Jammal Brown: $4.850

Chris Chester: $4.300

Will Montgomery: $2.837

Maurice Hurt: $0.555

Josh LeRibeus: $0.644

Adam Gettis:  $0.530

Tom Compton: $0.480

TOTAL: $52.825 for 20 players

Defensive Line: $18.900

Stephen Bowen:  $5.500

Barry Cofield: $6.300

Adam Carriker : $4.750

Jarvis Jenkins: $1.304

Chris Neild: $0.566

Doug Worthington: $0.480

Linebacker: $15.893

Brian Orakpo: $4.225

London Fletcher: $7.250

Ryan Kerrigan: $2.378

Perry Riley: $1.455

Keenan Robinson: $0.585

Cornerback: $14.129

DeAngelo Hall: $8.300

Josh Wilson: $5.333

Richard Crawford: $0.496

Safety: $6.105

Jordan Pugh: $0.633

Jordan Bernstein: $0.495

Brandon Meriweather: $3.000

Reed Doughty: $1.375

DeJon Gomes: $0.602

TOTAL: $55.027 for 19 players

Special Teams: $0.480

Kai Forbath: $0.480

Overall Total: $108.332 for 40 players

Salary Cap:

2013 Projected NFL Cap: $120.900
2012 Carry over: $4.200
2013 Dead Cap: $1.969 (mainly from Chris Cooley)
2013 Cap Penalty: $18.000
2013: Redskins Cap $ 105.131
Cap Overage: $3.201

Draft Pick Compensation: (projected cap hits)

*Note the pick number in rounds 4-7 will change based compensation picks, but it should only have a minimal impact on these numbers

2nd round (Pick 51): $0.738

3rd round (Pick 85): $0.540

4th round (Pick 115): $0.513

5th round (Pick 146): $0.450

5th round (Pick 154): $0.441

6th round (Pick 180): $0.425

7th round (Pick 211): $0.418

Total: $3.525

Four undrafted free agent rookies at the rookie minimum ($0.405): $1.620 (note this doesn’t include any bonuses)

*This would be the bare minimum the Redskins could spend to fill out their roster to the top 51 contracts. These minimum salaries would be the price of undrafted free agents who didn’t even get a bonus (which is rare).

Bare minimum the Redskins need to free up: $8.346 million

*This is the total needed to be freed up in order to field the roster of the 40 players listed above, the seven draft picks and four rookie free agents. This is to give perspective of the Redskins cap situation before any cuts. Also, it shows where the Skins stand before one restricted free agent is tendered, unrestricted guy is re-signed or any other free agents are brought in. Tomorrow I will take a look at how the Redskins can free up money for all these things to occur, but just consider what poor shape they are in with regard to the Cap at this point.

Redskins Cap Links:

Part 1:  Redskins Salary Cap Breakdown

Part 2:  Redskins Restricted Free Agents

Part 3:  Redskins Unrestricted Free Agents

Part 4:  Savings From Cuts

Part 5:  Savings from Restructuring and Final Thoughts



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