Report: Redskins penalized $36M in cap room over illegal contract structuring

ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Redskins will be penalized $36 million in salary cap room over the 2012 and 2013 offseasons, for “illegally” front-loading the contracts of two players during the “uncapped” year in 2009 (when the Salary Cap was not in place).

The Redskins can split the $36M penalty between the two years in whichever manner they wish, but that’s still a substantial blow for a team projected to have the 6th most cap room in the NFL this offseason.

After trading away their top two picks in the 2012 draft, the Redskins figured to be big players in the upcoming free agency period, which was set to start tomorrow at 4pm. Now, the team will likely have to restructure the contracts of several players, if they’re going to attempt to make any significant moves in free agency, and/or resign key players like London Fletcher (who is an unrestricted free agent).

The two players whose contracts facilitated the penalty are Albert Haynesworth and Deangelo Hall.

The Dallas Cowboys were also penalized $10 million for the same offense.


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One Response to “Report: Redskins penalized $36M in cap room over illegal contract structuring”

  1. 007 says:

    Heh! If the REDSKINS didn’t have bad luck, they’d have no luck at all.