The NFL’s schedule of events dictated that today would be mostly about undrafted free agent players and the releases of some veteran players as salary cap casualties (although such moves can’t be made official until 4 p.m. on Thursday). And the Redskins have been very quiet on both fronts.
No announcements or reports of pending releases have come from either the Redskins or from other sources. A number of players showed up at Redskins Park today as the gates for them for the first time since March and none of them left soon after arrival. The Redskins are about $26 million under the salary cap so they do not have to make moves to lower their cap number as some other teams do.
So far, we have just three reported signings of undrafted college players—Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell, North Carolina running back Shaun Draughn, and East Carolina offensive tackle Willie Smith. The Redskins now have 63 players under contract and 12 draft picks. The roster limit for training camp is 90.
Some are reporting that many teams are using today to start to feel out the market and to take a little time to digest the new rules contained in the just-completed CBA.