The Redskins have chosen not to rollover $1.3m in unused cap space from 2013 according to several reports and no one knows why they wouldn’t roll it over. Did the front office have a brain fart? That’s an additional $1.3m to use and they chose not to do it? Someone from the front office needs to explain why they chose not to roll it over.
The Redskins cut DE Adam Carriker and Punter Sav Rocca today. These cuts should save the Redskins a little over $3 million. It’s possible the team could re-sign Carriker for cheaper but we’ll have to wait and see on that.
Well, there goes a 3rd of the cap space. The Redskins applied the franchise tag to LB Brian Orakpo today guaranteeing him a one year salary of $11.45 million (all of it counts towards this year’s salary cap). There are a lot of fans who believe he isn’t worth that much and some even feel he isn’t worth $8 million a season. We can only hope this was done to give them time to work out a long-term, cap-friendly contract.
(Image from Washington Post)
The Redskins have about $18 million in cap space remaining after using the franchise tag. They can create more space buy releasing players and reworking contracts but they must remember to manage the cap to prevent from falling back into cap hell.
I believe this was done and eventually a long-term deal will result from it. Yeah, I know. Wishful Thinking.
Head Coach Jay Gruden put the final touches on his coaching staff today. Below is the Washington Redskins coaching staff.
Washington Redskins Coaches
|Jay Gruden||Head Coach|
|Sean McVay||Offensive Coordinator|
|Jim Haslett||Defensive Coordinator|
|Ben Kotwica||Special Teams Coordinator|
|Bradford Banta||Special Teams Assistant|
|Jacob Burney||Defensive Line Coach|
|Chris Foerster||Offensive Line Coach|
|Raheem Morris||Defensive Backs Coach|
|Randy Johnson||Running Backs Coach|
|Ike Hilliard||Wide Receivers Coach|
|Kirk Olivadotti||Inside Linebackers Coach|
|Brian Baker||Outside Linebackers Coach|
|Aubrey Pleasant||Offensive Assistant|
|Shane Day||Assistance Offensive Line/Quality Control|
|Jake Peetz||Assistant Offensive Quality Control|
|Ray Wright||Head Strength & Conditioning|
|Chad Englehart||Assistant Strength & Conditioning|
|Paul Kelly||Direct of Football Operations|
|Malcolm Blacken||Director of Player Development|
We all know what happened last season. The Redskins failed to improve their 10–6 record from 2012, and closed the regular season play holding a shameful 3–13 record. The team not only disappointed fans and bettors all over the country, but it also set the worst record since 1994, which resulted in the firing of head coach Mike Shanahan and most of his staff.
The Skins had a tremendous preseason, closing the 4-game play undefeated for the first time since 1985, and with the much-anticipated return of quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team was considered by many as a plausible candidate to take the NFC and make it to Super Bowl XLVIII, even when it opened the season listed at +4000 or even higher (45 to 1 on the online betting site SBO.ag).