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Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and Redskins

Shahid Khan, Fred Taylor AP

The per-team unadjusted salary cap this year is $120.6 million. But no team has an actual salary cap of $120.6 million.

Via various accounting devices (including the ability to carry over unused cap space from 2011 and the penalties imposed on the Cowboys and Redskins for treating the uncapped year of 2010 as, you know, an uncapped year), the actual numbers have been adjusted.

A league source has shared the full, per-team, adjusted cap list with PFT.  It shows that the Jaguars have a total of $148.4 million to spend in 2012, with the Redskins at only $115.9 million.

The Jags have a higher number due to the amount of cap space that was carried from 2011.  And the excess can be carried year to year under the new labor deal, spending none of it.

Next year, when the per-team spending minimum kicks in, it will apply only to the unadjusteed cap.  No team is required — ever — to spend any of the excess that comes from carrying money over from year to year, or any other amount above the unadjusted cap.

For the Redskins, who are nearly $5 million below the cap, the difference comes from the $18 million in cap penalties imposed in 2011, with another $18 million to come in 2013.  Even though, as the league said in court documents filed last week, “no rules or agreements were broken” by the Redskins and Cowboys.

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27 Responses to “Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and Redskins”
  1. fafaflunky says: Oct 4, 2012 10:26 AM

    so if no rules were broken then how is the skins are still negative 18 million..
    seems very skecthy..

  2. jmsincla says: Oct 4, 2012 10:31 AM

    Imagine if the Redskins were allowed to play competitively this year and next. I guess Mara truly was scared.

    Competitive balance..ha!

  3. lightcleric says: Oct 4, 2012 10:35 AM

    Khan has an amazing ‘fro.

  4. jagsfan1 says: Oct 4, 2012 10:44 AM

    As a Jags fan – I think I can speak for quite a few of us….. since our drafts have been SO pathetic over the least 8 years on the whole :

    (Leftwhich,Reggie Williams,Matt Jones,Reggie Nelson, Derrick Harvey) all 1st rounders – NONE of whom are with us or are out of league.

    To make it worse – NONE of them are part of the last 3-4 Gene Smith driven draft disasters….

    I would say that at this point – since we can’t seem to draft at all – let’s try to SPEND our way out of this nightmare. High priced FA’s can’t perform any worse than our draft picks – so what’s the downside?

  5. scoonie97 says: Oct 4, 2012 10:51 AM

    Well if the owners needs a gold Jaguars helmet, he’s going to need to make cuts somewhere.

  6. tundey says: Oct 4, 2012 10:53 AM

    The secondary has been the Redskins Achilles heel so far this season. As a fan, I wonder what they could have done with an addition $18M on the free agent market. Perhaps they would have been able to get some DBs that can actually cover? We’ll never know but one thing we do know is this: when 30 out of 32 very rich guys collude to screw over their players, those 2 that didn’t collude will be punished. Severely!

  7. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 4, 2012 10:54 AM

    It’s a good thing the Jags have all that space …

    We need it so we can re-sign all of our “Stars” wen they become FAs.

  8. realdealsteel says: Oct 4, 2012 11:02 AM

    If the Redskins and Cowboys choose to sue the owners for collusion, they would easily win.

  9. h1ndrix says: Oct 4, 2012 11:03 AM

    It’s hard to believe that Khan made enough money lounge singing at a Hampton Inn to afford an NFL franchise.

  10. dcsuperfan says: Oct 4, 2012 11:15 AM

    Yes, if the Redskins and cowboys are penalized for trying to “circumvent the rules” (even though they didn’t) to improve their team because it “affects competitive balance,” why aren’t the Jaguars and Buccaneers penalized for using the uncapped AND unfloored year to spend a relative pittance? So much hypocrisy and I can’t believe this farce hasn’t been reversed in court yet. It probably cost the Redskins Eric Winston, who was a perfect fit for the system at one of our biggest positions of need.

  11. snoop24 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:19 AM

    Rg3 is defined incompetent and the measuring stick for all else trying to not be as bad. No Redskin weighs an ounce on the scale of glory. Fear not Cowboys fans! Rg3 will be there shortly to fall flat on his face . The Redskins suck!!!!!!! You’ve been warned!!!!!!!

  12. fuglyflorio says: Oct 4, 2012 11:19 AM

    Ouch. Bet the Redskins wish they hadn’t cheated huh.

  13. realitypolice says: Oct 4, 2012 11:24 AM

    It’s as if the league is saying- let’s prove how above the law we are by doing the most egregiously unethical, immoral, and possibly illegal thing we can do and get away with it. Hmm….what can we do?

    Got it- we will heavily punish franchises for something they did while publicly admitting that they didn’t actually do anything wrong.

    And since that would be the most obvious admission of collusion we could possibly make, we’ll get the corrupt player’s union to sign on off on it advance, completely selling their membership down the river!

    See how easy it is be a massively successful conglomerate when absolutely none of the rules that apply to every other corporation in the country apply to you?

  14. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2012 11:24 AM

    Imagine being a Jags fan, that’s getting ripped off, big time.

    What a massive Kahn job.

  15. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2012 11:56 AM

    “jagsfan1 says: Oct 4, 2012 10:44 AM
    As a Jags fan – I think I can speak for quite a few of us…..

    I would say that at this point – since we can’t seem to draft at all – let’s try to SPEND our way out of this nightmare. High priced FA’s can’t perform any worse than our draft picks – so what’s the downside?”
    =============================================

    The downside is mortgaging your future to win now by having a bunch of high priced underachievers on the roster 4-5 years from now with no hope of attracting other needed free agents. If you “speak for quite a few” of Jag fans, then your fan base is pretty dim.

  16. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2012 11:58 AM

    dcsuperfan says:
    Oct 4, 2012 11:15 AM
    Yes, if the Redskins and cowboys are penalized for trying to “circumvent the rules” (even though they didn’t) to improve their team because it “affects competitive balance,” why aren’t the Jaguars and Buccaneers penalized for using the uncapped AND unfloored year to spend a relative pittance? So much hypocrisy and I can’t believe this farce hasn’t been reversed in court yet. It probably cost the Redskins Eric Winston, who was a perfect fit for the system at one of our biggest positions of need.
    **********************************************

    Don’t sleep on the Chiefs, they could be the cheapest of all.

  17. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 4, 2012 12:08 PM

    so thats what ron jeremy has been up too?

  18. drohanimal says: Oct 4, 2012 12:11 PM

    Khan should spend some of that cap money on a haircut and mustache trimmer.

  19. wallacejay says: Oct 4, 2012 12:31 PM

    When did John Oates become the owner of the Jags?

  20. scotchrocks says: Oct 4, 2012 12:35 PM

    I prefer teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, Skins, Cowboys, etc that spend to win over cheap ass owners that spend next to nothing.

  21. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 4, 2012 12:38 PM

    The cap punishment against Washington has been discussed enough so everyone can see it was clearly a farce, and the fact that the Redskins suddenly look better than they have in literally 20 years is proof that they can and will overcome it!!

  22. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 4, 2012 12:38 PM

    @scoonie97:

    That gold helmet was a gift to Fred Taylor for his induction into the Pride of the Jaguars.

    I do agree that we should spend money on players. Good ones.

  23. vikesfansteve says: Oct 4, 2012 1:53 PM

    Daniel Snyder stumbles out of his bathroom in his blue silk boxers, white wife beater tank top and his Hugh Hefner jacket puffing on a huge Cuban cigar with a glass of Jack. Looking up at the ceiling and yelling in his best William Shatner voice:

    KAHN!!!!!!

  24. udtfrogmanvet says: Oct 4, 2012 2:41 PM

    Fifth richest owner in the NFL. Paid cash for the Jags. ChaChing! That helmet is probably real gold.
    He does kinda resemble Tony Orlando. With all that money he’s got, he’s probably tickled more beaver with that stache than T.O.
    I got a feeling he’s going to see how this season pans out for GM Gene before he gives him a blank check.

  25. tombradyswig says: Oct 4, 2012 2:59 PM

    It’s official, Sahid Kahn has the coolest hair EVER!

  26. jhm3 says: Oct 4, 2012 3:02 PM

    @jagsfan1
    I know you want change, but ask the skins how spending their way to a championships worked for them, especially when the wrong people are making the picks

  27. covercorner says: Oct 4, 2012 4:58 PM

    Khan’s Jags can buy designer tarps.

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