Mar 13, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT
The Redskins still have a lot of needs that they have to address in free agency. The good news is that they will have some cap room to work with.
After resigning two players and adding four since the start of free agency, the Redskins have approximately $12 million in cap space to work with.
That might not sound like a lot but the Redskins can work deals to fit them in with lower salary cap numbers in the first year. For example, receiver Andre Roberts’ contract is worth $16 million. But through the use of signing bonuses and higher salaries in the third and fourth years of the deal, his first year cap hit is just $2.25 million.
And, due to the Rule of 51 (explained in this post), the addition of Roberts to the payroll subtracted a net of just about $1.75 million from the Redskins’ available cap space.
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