Apparently the Redskins will try to schmooze their way out of their salary cap penalty before going nuclear.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Redskins are going to try their kinder, gentler approach at the league meetings starting in a few days. Per Mike Florio:
A source with knowledge of the situation says that the Redskins, via a strategy devised by G.M. Bruce Allen, currently plan to plead their case among the NFL’s movers and shakers at the league meetings in Florida next week, hopeful that some momentum can be built toward reversing the outcome.
So over jumbo shrimp cocktails and fine wines it’s going to be Allen saying to other teams' executives, “Hi, how are the wife and kids? Great! Hey, about that $36 million . . .”
It is likely to be a tough sell. The NFL usually doesn’t reverse itself if you ask it to nicely. It usually takes more than that.
But at least Allen, Dan Snyder, and company will be able to say that they tried to get it done with persuasion before they do what many expect them to do and unleash their battalion of high-priced lawyers to execute their nuclear option.