There has been much talk about getting players from both FA and also the draft to fill areas of need going into the 2013 season. In order to do this, the Skins will need to do some fancy footwork to restructure existing deals, or cut where necessary in order to get into a position where they can financially supplement the team’s needs. This thread is for all things salary cap (just NOT the $18M cap hit)!
As most already know, the Skins have the $18M cap hit to absorb again this year. Last year the NFL team salary cap was $120.6M, this year it stays essentially the same with a slight $300K bump to $120.9M (per: John Clayton: Cap Carryover). This static NFL Team salary cap will hit hard throughout the league this year. So, this year the Skins will have 120.9M - 18M = $102.9M as their cap limit.
(per: NFL.COM: 2013 Cap Predictions June 2012).The salary cap slightly increased to $120.6 million from $120.37 last season. Several team management officials said it's not projected to jump much in 2013, prompting one general manager to say there could be "carnage" for some big-contract players – Nnamdi Asomugha, for example -- after next season.
Currently, the Washington Redskins are $4M over the 2013 salary cap before any of the Skins FA/UFA is resigned (ref: http://www.thehogs.net/washington-redskins/salary.php . This means that many of the existing contracts will need to be renegotiated, or worse.
The intent of this thread is NOT to discuss the $18M cap hit, which can be done myriad of threads already in the stadium. Please keep all of that talk in the those threads, not here!
Also, there is mention of the salary cap issue in the open thread http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?378632-The-Ultimate-2013-Washington-Redskins-Free-Agency-Database-Top-Targets-Rumors-Signings-Coaching-News-%28Danny-Smith-signed-by-Steelers%29-and-Cap-Space-Tracker.-OP-will-be-updated.-Signed-Futures-list-on-OP-DE-Phillip-Merling-signed! but the cap issue gets buried in all the other FA talk.
Reference that thread for the following links: According to John Clayton, we will carry over about $4mil of 2012 money into 2013. http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012...t-cap-strategy
And our friends over at thehogs.net have us carrying over about $4mil as well. Great work by them at this link: http://www.thehogs.net/washington-redskins/salary.php (UNRELIABLE)
So, there you go, go for it!
3 outstanding links for the current (up to date) salary cap space (as of 3/27/2013) :
NFL.Com Skins: $3,293,949
Sportrac Skins: ~$3.36M
Over the Cap Skins: $2,976,031