The Redskins have denied a report that they failed to carry over $1.3 million in cap space. At first GM Bruce Allen simply replied to a request for comment by saying “wrong." But our friends at Pro Football Talk got a further explanation.
According to PFT, the Redskins didn’t roll over cap space because they had none left to roll over. They actually were over the cap by almost $835,000 in 2013.
Before you panic about being over the cap, it is perfectly legal for a team to be over the cap due to incentives that were originally determined to be “not likely to be earned” that are, in fact, earned.
The adjustment leaves the Redskins with a new estimate of about $19.6 million in cap space. According to PFT, it is not uncommon for the salary cap numbers of the NFL and the players' union to differ and that accounts for the varying estimates.