How Washington approaches free agency is anyone's guess

According to sources, Washington is the only team above the projected $116M salary cap. Mike Sando wonders what team owner Daniel Snyder has planned for the start of free agency Feb. 29.

Originally Published: February 15, 2008
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

The NFL salary cap has swelled 44 percent in five years, from $80.5 million per team in 2003 to an expected $116 million this year.

The growth has left even some playoff teams flush with tens-of-millions in cap space as free agency approaches, but one team needs to trim another $6 million or so to live within the rules.

That team is the Washington Redskins, of course.

While at least a half-dozen other organizations lack sufficient cap room to operate comfortably, none can ...

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