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Redskins considering nuclear option to restore cap space

Redskins considering nuclear option to restore cap space

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 25, 2013
Last year, the NFL stripped $36 million in cap space from the Redskins, who along with the Cowboys apparently took the term “uncapped year” too literally in 2010. In response, the Redskins employed half-measures to recover the cap dollars, filing a gr
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  • A.J. Smith expected to join Redskins front office as advisor

    A.J. Smith expected to join Redskins front office as advisor

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25, 2013
    Former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith appears set to join the Washington Redskins front office in an advisory role after meeting with the Redskins this week. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Smith is expected to joi…
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  • Eagles cut DTs Jenkins, Patterson

    Eagles cut DTs Jenkins, Patterson

    The Philadelphia Eagles released defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson on Monday, the team announced.
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  • Mathias Kiwanuka restructure saves Giants $1 million under cap

    Mathias Kiwanuka restructure saves Giants $1 million under cap

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25, 2013
    The Giants started the process of creating cap space this month by releasing several veteran players and it continued with a restructuring of linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka’s contract. Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the team has gaine
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  • John Mara’s nephew charged with felony assault

    John Mara’s nephew charged with felony assault

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25, 2013
    John Mara, the 22-year-old nephew of Giants co-owner John Mara, has been charged with felony assault, according to the Associated Press. Arrested on Friday, the younger Mara allegedly hit another person in the head with a bottle on New Year’s Eve.  The
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  • Eagles' 'Dream Team' being dismantled

    Eagles' 'Dream Team' being dismantled

    ESPN.com Feb 25, 2013
    The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that they have released defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, who was one of the significant free agents they signed in their famous 2011 offseason spending spree. Jenkins was set to cost $5.5 million against the sala…
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  • Cowboys still hopeful of getting deal with Romo

    Cowboys still hopeful of getting deal with Romo

    ESPN.com Feb 25, 2013
    Executive vice president Stephen Jones remains confident that the Dallas Cowboys will be able to work out a new deal for Tony Romo despite not meeting with the quarterback's agent during the NFL scouting combine.
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  • Jerry Jones on the Cowboys' O-line

    Jerry Jones on the Cowboys' O-line

    Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones spoke to reporters over the weekend at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, and obviously one of the topics of interest was the team's offensive line. The line was horrible in 2012, as has been thoro…
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  • Browns bringing in Breaston for a visit

    Browns bringing in Breaston for a visit

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25, 2013
    The Steelers are interested in free agent receiver Steve Breaston, but they aren’t the only AFC North team with interest. Breaston will visit the Browns this week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Other teams reportedly interested in Breaston’s ser
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  • Trotter: Finding right O-linemen still vital, but what does tha…

    Trotter: Finding right O-linemen still vital, but what does that mean nowadays?

    CNNSI.com Feb 25, 2013
    Offensive linemen are still vital, but has the prototype changed? As teams scout potential picks, Jim Trotter learns how the NFL's offensive renaissance has impacted the position.
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  • Secondary focus in the NFC East

    Secondary focus in the NFC East

    ESPN.com Feb 25, 2013
    As we have discussed on here a few times, it's entirely possible that the Philadelphia Eagles could feature four new starters in the secondary in 2013. Not certain, but possible. None of last year's starters -- cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique …
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  • Breakfast links: Combine tidbits

    Breakfast links: Combine tidbits

    ESPN.com Feb 25, 2013
    Good morning. Good to be back. Since I've been off for five days and the combine has been going on, we should have no shortage of things to discuss. And no shortage of links. Washington Redskins The weekend brought this from Dr. James Andrews, who has R…
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  • Video - Eagles Release Jenkins 02:19

    Eagles Release Jenkins

    Feb 25
    Dan Graziano on the Eagles releasing DT Cullen Jenkins.
  • Video - Should Dr. James Andrews Stop Talking About RG III? 04:19

    Should Dr. James Andrews Stop Talking About RG III?

    Feb 25
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss Dr. James Andrews' comments about Robert Griffin III's recovery from surgery.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL combine -- Slow 40 by Manti Te'o has a real impact

    Feb 25
    Manti Te'o's slow 40 time will hurt his draft stock more than the fake girlfriend episode, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King:Tom Brady, New England Patriots agree on three-year extension

    Feb 25
    Tom Brady took a huge step today to ensure he'll retire a Patriot, agreeing to a three-year contract extension that will keep him under center for New England through the 2017 season, when he will be 40 years old.
  • Jim Trotter: Finding right O-linemen still vital, but what does that mean …

    Feb 25
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The deepest position in this year's draft is offensive line, where personnel people believe Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel could highlight a class in which at least six linemen are chosen on Day 1.
  • Peter King: Meet the strangers that top this year's draft; more from combi…

    Feb 25
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is two months from tonight, and consider these questions the first ones on the test in this year's Draftology 101 class.