Seven known teams have instituted pay cuts and furloughs, reports www.cnnsi.com. The Redskins are apparently not one of them… yet.
NFL employees have had their salaries trimmed by 12 percent since April, and seven teams have instituted pay cuts or furloughs of workers outside the huddle since the owners’ lockout of players began March 12, The Associated Press has found in interviews around the league.
Miami, Buffalo, the New York Jets, Kansas City, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Arizona are the teams known to have slashed payroll.
With deep pockets, Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder probably doesn’t need to take the cost-cutting measures that other teams now are forced to. Although the Redskins appear to be decreasing seats in the nose-bleed sections of FedEx Field, financial woes don’t seem to ever affect the Skins and the stadium changes are hopefully for aesthetic purposes. The report did state that employees affected by said pay cuts on the mentioned teams would be reimbursed if there is a 2011 season.