The Albert Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall deals just keep coming back to bite the Redskins. Adam Schefter reports:
The NFL is taking away millions of dollars of salary-cap space belonging to the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for front-loading contracts during the uncapped 2010 season, according to league sources.
The salary cap is projected to be $120.6 million in 2012, but the Cowboys will lose $10 million, while the Redskins will be docked $36 million in cap space, sources said.
Dallas and Washington can split the cap loss over the 2012 and ’13 seasons in whatever form they prefer, with $1.6 million each going to 28 other NFL teams, the sources said.
Well then. Nice of Roger Goodell to hand out penalties TWO YEARS AFTER THE FACT, especially when the offending deals were considered legal at the time (see: “uncapped season”).
This means the Redskins are at a decided disadvantage in free agency and roster management the next couple of years, which is great, because they are absolutely loaded with draft picks. Actually, shit.
Update: PFT’s source says “teams were told ‘at least six times’ during ownership-level meetings that there would be ‘serious consequences’ for any team that used the uncapped year as an occasion to dump salaries.”