Yeah, this new world order of free agency is going to take a little getting used to.
The Redskins appear to be making fiscally responsible moves rather than big, flashy ones.
Forced into a tricky spot by the salary cap penalties imposed by the league, the Redskins have to work every nickel to its maximum effect.
So as they did this morning with restricted free agent tight end Logan Paulsen, the Redskins have reached a three-year contract with pending RFA fullback Darrel Young, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Jones said Young’s deal is worth up to $6.2 million including incentives, which means it isn’t really worth that much.
Tendering RFAs leaves a lump on the salary cap of at least $1.3 million for guys who are often backups or role players. But by writing longer deals, the Redskins can drop the initial hit to something lower than that.
It’s the kind of accounting they never seemed concerned about in the past, but something they have to be aware of now.