Allen: Redskins will make cap moves prior to start of season

Allen: Redskins will make cap moves prior to start of season
August 12, 2014, 11:45 am
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RICHMOND—The Redskins are tight against the NFL salary cap at the moment and team president Bruce Allen said that something will need to be done about it.

According to the cap figures made public by the NFL Players’ Association, the Redskins have about $1.8 million in cap room at the moment. Allen confirmed that the actual figure is “close” to that.

NFL teams must pay player who are on injured reserve and their eight practice squad players out of the remaining cap money.

“Obviously we’re going to have some injuries during the year that will eat that up,” said Allen. “We’re going to make those adjustments and look at different options after the third preseason game.”

Among the options available to the team to create more cap space are releasing a veteran who has a high salary, negotiating a pay cut for a player, and restructuring a player’s deal to lessen the cap impact this year and increase it in future years.