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NFC East shows signs of life

Redskins' ability to afford DeSean Jackson indicates division is on mend

Originally Published: April 6, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Regardless of whether you like the Washington Redskins' signing of DeSean Jackson, the fact they could do it is significant.

In 2012 and 2013, the Redskins were penalized $36 million of cap room for overspending with contracts in an uncapped year, a penalty I still struggle to understand. They haven't been the only NFC East team with cap issues. The Dallas Cowboys lost $10 million of cap room for the same reason, and the New York Giants were tight against the cap while trying to keep their ...

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