The Redskins’ 5 Biggest Salary Cap Questions Heading Into 2016

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Chris Culliver
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Is Chris Culliver worth the price of admission?

Heading into 2016, the Redskins have a problem at cornerback. Apart from starter Bashaud Breeland, there aren’t many players that offer the mix of talent and experience Washington needs to improve on their 25th-ranked passing defense. One of the reasons for that is that, based on what we saw in 2015, Chris Culliver isn’t the cornerback the Redskins through they were getting.

Considered their prized possession of the 2015 offseason, Culliver struggled to deliver in his first season in D.C. Not only did he disappoint during the season, but watched it all come to an unfortunate end via a torn ACL. Although he’s said to be ahead of schedule with his recovery, Culliver may not be ready for Week 1, which makes him even more of a liability if he’s kept on the roster moving forward.

After being suspended in Week 2 last season for an incident that occurred during his time with San Francisco, the Redskins are now off the hook for the remainder of his guaranteed money. That means Washington can cut the cord with minimal financial repercussions, which is currently considered a legitimate option. Will they cut their losses and save about $5.5 million in cap space, or hope he can get healthy and repay them for their loyalty?

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