Lost but not forgotten (especially for Redskins fans) in the frenetic flow of news over the past few days is the fact that the NFL has stripped $46 million in combined cap space from the Redskins and Cowboys for their spending habits in the uncapped year of 2010.
Over the weekend, we reported that the teams could go “nuclear” on Monday, suing anyone and everyone involved with the situation. Obviously, Monday has come and gone without legal action.
A source with knowledge of the situation says that the Redskins, via a strategy devised by G.M. Bruce Allen (pictured), 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.
Moreover, filing suit before the league meetings surely would have resulted in some awkward moments in Palm Beach for the Redskins delegation.
So the Redskins instead will try to work something out before firing formal shots at their business partners, with the option to file suit after the meetings conclude still on the table.