Redskins 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into Free Agency

Washington Commanders Washington Redskins Salary Cap

Cap numbers courtesy of

Quarterbacks: $6.448

Robert Grifffin III: $5.760

Kirk Cousins: $0.688

Running back/Fullback: $4.677

Alfred Morris: $0.601

Roy Helu Jr. $1.507

Evan Royster $0.645

Chris Thompson $0.541

Darrel Young: $1.383

(Non-51) Jawan Jamison: $0.495

Tight Ends: $4.139

Jordan Reed: $0.642

Logan Paulsen: $2.237

Niles Paul: $0.690

Richard Quinn: $0.570

(non-51) Gabe Miller: $0.420

Wide Receivers: $12.717

Pierre Garcon: $9.700

Leonard Hankerson: $0.812

Aldrick Robinson: $0.570

Josh Bellamy: $0.570

David Gettis: $0.570

Nick Williams: $0.495

Offensive Linemen: $27.774

Trent Williams: $10.980

Chris Chester: $4.300

Will Montgomery: $3.425

Kory Lichtensteiger: $3.300

Tyler Polumbus: $2.600

Josh LeRibeus: $0.764

Maurice Hurt: $0.645

Adam Gettis: $0.620

Tom Compton: $0.570

Kevin Kowalski: $0.570

(non-51) Trevita Stevens: $0.420

Offensive Total: $55.755 for 27 players

Defensive Linemen: $24.631

Barry Cofield: $7.678

Stephen Bowen: $7.020

Adam Carriker: $6.510

Jarvis Jenkins: $1.522

Kedric Golston: $1.245

Chris Neild: $0.656

(non-51) Doug Worthington: $0.495

Linebackers: $5.697

Ryan Kerrigan: $2.775

Brandon Jenkins: $0.537

Keenan Robinson: $0.675

Josh Hull: $0.645 

Will Compton: $0.495

Adrian Robinson: $0.570

(non-51) Jeremy Kimbourgh: $0.421

Cornerbacks: $2.601

David Amerson: $0.875

Richard Crawford: $0.586

Chase Minnifield: $0.495

Ryan Mouton: $0.645

(non-top 51) Peyton Thompson: $0.420

Safeties: $1.616

Phillip Thomas: $0.526

Bacarri Rambo: $0.520

Jose Gumbs (exclusive rights Free Agent not included in total): est. $0.495

Trenton Robinson: $0.570

Defensive Total: $34.545 for 19 players

Kicker/Punter/Long Snapper: $3.986 for 5 Players

Sav Rocca (P): $1.363

Kai Forbath (K): $0.570

Nick Sundberg (LS): $0.913

Robert Malone (P): $0.570

Kyle Nelson (LS): $0.570

Total for top 51 players: $94.286

Dead Cap: $7.470

Current Total Cap Hits for 2014: $101.756

Estimated 2014 Salary Cap: $126.300

Estimated Carry-over from 2013 $1.000 (found multiple different reports here this is basically the average)

Redskins Adjusted Cap: $127.300

Redskins 2014 Cap Space: $25.544 million


A couple quick notes:

-I only counted the top 51 salaries for the purpose of this because that is how the cap is figured out. While there were multiple guys who had salary figures of $0.495, I choose those from positions where they were more likely to make the team. In the end it doesn’t matter if you choose to count Doug Worthington and not Will Compton or Chase Minnifield.

-While the cap space is set at $25.544 million right now, it’s a bit more fluid than that so don’t harp so much on that number. When a player gets signed they will replace one of the bottom guys from the Rule of 51 so there is more functional cap room then the $25.5 million (more on this in my next piece).

-Numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, anything $500 or more was rounded up and any less than $500 was kept where it was.

-While both sides of the ball need addressing it is clear that the defense needs some serious work. They only have 19 players, and most of those guys are  likely cuts or street free agents.

-I will be breaking down the Skins cap in a series of articles over the next couple of days. Including a deeper look at the impact of the Rule of 51, Impact of Cuts, break downs on potential contracts for Redskins free agents and much more.

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