September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints fan Reed Hogan, of Jackson, Miss. holds a large cutout of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during pregame warmups between the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Fans were cheering on the recent overruling of the NFL suspensions doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the Saints. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL shuts the door on Redskins cap penalty saga


This story broke via the WashingtonPost.com’s Mark Maske:

PHOENIX — NFL officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, informed theWashington Redskins that the league is unwavering on the team’s two-year, $36 million salary cap reduction and has no intention of considering a lessening of the penalty, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday…

According to the other person with knowledge of the matter, Goodell personally told the team that the league is unyielding on the salary cap reduction, the remaining $18 million of which must be absorbed by the Redskins this year. It was not clear to whom Goodell delivered that message or when that happened. But Goodell left open no possibility that the league will reconsider, the person said…

The Redskins released cornerback DeAngelo Hall last week and have made few significant moves in free agency. Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said after leaving the Redskins in free agency to sign with the Arizona Cardinals that the team’s salary cap woes were to blame. A person familiar with the team’s failed bid to land free agent cornerback Aqib Talib, who agreed Saturday to re-sign with the New England Patriots, said the Redskins’ salary cap situation was a significant factor in the negotiations.

Essentially, Roger Goodell and the NFL have shut the door on any speculation that Redskins may recoup some, or all, of the lost cap space.

The majority of this post was via an article on the Washington Post, that you can find here.

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  • JTrip

    The Redskins need to take this matter to court.