Saturday, January 27, 2007

Understanding the salary cap

The minute detail for the salary cap is mind numbing. Manipulating the cap is key to the Redskins free agent acquisition strategy. For future reference, Running Redskins added "Salary Cap FAQ" to the blogroll to the right. The FAQ was prepared by Al Lackner at

The Redskins spend a lot of time manipulating the cap. Vinnie Cerrato is considered a cap master manipulator. We'd rather see the team put more resources in scouting draft choices they can sign for less, keep longer and grow into Washington stars, rather than buy some other team's stars. But, I rant.

The Redskins projected 2007 salary is $111.3 million. Team salaries in 2007 is capped at $109 million and the Redskins are trying to create cap space by reworking player contracts.

As you follow the team's salary cap moves and resist the latest free agent hype, refer to the Salary Cap FAQ to understand what's going on.

Photo: Danny and Vinnie and Joe. The Washington Post

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Should there be a Salary Cap in English Football?
Personally I think there should be! It’s just getting to be stupid money in football at the top of the premiership!
It’s always the same teams at the top proving that football success is based purely on money which ruins the idea of it being a sport! They’ve done it in rugby, basketball, hockey and American football and it makes the sports more competitive and better to watch!
I do a little Spread Betting from time to time and most matches don’t hold much surprise who is going to win, its boring! I want to see a team at the bottom pulling off an amazing season beating last seasons winners in a close fought battle!
Make things fair! It shouldn’t be about money!
All there is all that money in the premiership and barely any of it stays in the UK so it’s not even helping the economy!
From my Spread Betting, if I ever win big (which is never, I’m unlucky) it’s still nothing compared to the average premiership players weekly wage!
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