While many NFL teams such as the Jets have announced that they are putting non-football staff members on furloughs to reduce costs during the NFL lockout and others like the Lions have said that they will not be trimming personnel costs.
So far, the Redskins have said neither. When asked at the NFL owners meetings in New Orleans about the possibility of layoffs, furloughs, or having assistant coaches work for reduced pay, team spokesman Tony Wylie said, "That is all yet to be determined. We have not made any decision on any of that."
So, right now the status quo prevails at Redskins Park. Clearly, however, the organization is leaving its options open and should the April 6 court hearing not result in an injunction that ends the lockout, cost-saving measures could be implemented.
One would think that the Redskins will tread very lightly here. Dan Snyder has been the target of plenty of negative publicity after suing the City Paper over an article published about him and for a host of other perceived misdeeds over the years. The owner of one of the most profitable teams in all of sports does not need to add more fuel to the fire by saving a relatively small amount of money by throwing non-football staffers out in the street.