The Redskins have restructured Santana Moss’ contract to create additional space under the team’s penalty-reduced salary cap, according to a league source.
Moss’ restructured contract will free up $2 million. The wide receiver had been due to count almost $6.2 against the 2013 cap prior to the restructure.
Tuesday’s move comes a day after the Redskins released veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall and restructured defensive end Adam Carriker’s contract. Those two transactions, combined with Moss’ redone deal, should put the team roughly $3 million under the cap.
Free agency opens at 4 p.m.
Although the moves involving Hall, Moss and Carriker are not all that surprising given the team’s proximity to the cap ceiling, it’s possible there are some unexpected cuts and restructures on the way – particularly if the team makes a significant move in free agency.
“I think everyone knows the numbers and we are going to have to restructure a number of people,” Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday. “If we do make some moves, obviously some people have to be released to add some more people to our football team.”