PER ESPN.COM:Skins Say Goodbye to "Latrell" Betts and [currently] have 4th lowest payroll

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You have to imagine that this may be temporary, but at the same time I do not expect them to go hog crazy, but this is according to John Clayton’s blog on

After watching the Washington Redskins unload a bundle of high-priced contracts Thursday, you wonder how team owner Dan Snyder would have functioned if there were a salary cap in 2010.

The Redskins dropped $63 million of dead salary cap pro-ration with the retirement of Chris Samuel and the releases of veterans Rock Cartwright, Todd Collins, Randy Thomas, Latrell Betts, Cornelius Griffin, Antwaan Randle-El and cornerback Fred Smoot. If there were a $123 million salary cap, the Redskins would have been $39 million over the cap after those transactions. For cash, the Redskins cut their payroll to $70.6 million, fourth-lowest in the league. Knowing Snyder, that number will grow.

In other news, Latrell Betts was quietly let go along with the other 10 last Thursday.

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