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Washington Redskins Contiue To Shuffle Cap Money

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

When I wrote about Jon Jansen’s release a week ago, I was imprecise in communicating a number that is important when evaluating the move and I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify.

I said that by releasing Jansen “the Redskins took a cap hit of some $6 million.” That’s true. The Redskins will take a dead cap charge of $6.1 million.

However, unless you are the one writing out the checks that’s not the relevant number to look at when judging the move. Jansen would have counted $4.5 million against the cap had he stayed on the roster. So, the net cap hit was $1.6 million. That is the more important number.


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