Teams have been restructuring deals since the season ended in an effort to get under the salary cap and no team might need more relief than the Washington Redskins. The ‘Skins are being hampered with a lower cap number for loading contracts during the uncapped 2010 season. David Elfin of 106.7 The Fan said he has heard news that Santana Moss has restructured his deal to bring more cap relief.
#Redskins have gained $2 million in cap space by restructuring WR Santana Moss’ contract. Should be more than $3M under cap.”
That $3 million under the cap isn’t that much. NFL teams usually need to be that far under the cap just to sign their draft picks, which is right around the corner in April.
The Redskins are suspected to be eyeing a cornerback in free agency after releasing DeAngelo Hall earlier this week. He most likely will play in the slot in the upcoming season.
Before restructuring his deal he was set to make $4.15 million. A fairly high number for a wide receiver set to turn 34 this summer. He caught 41 passes for 573 yards last season but he did have 8 touchdowns, the third highest total of his career. More importantly he averaged 14 yards a catch, the most since the 2006 season when he averaged 14.4 yards.