The Redskins held a press conference on Monday and General Manager Bruce Allen said that the team still hoped to recover some of the $18 million they’ve lost under the salary cap this year as punishment from the league, but they won’t be doing it through a lawsuit.
Allen said that the team has “never contemplated a lawsuit” as part of their fight against what Allen called “a travesty of fairness.” The Redskins will continue to consider their options to fight the penalty, but Allen didn’t sound particularly optimistic about the team’s chances of success.
“I don’t know if there’s anything to overturn,” Allen said, via the Washington Times. “This is an agreement made between the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association. They’ve agreed to this. And, as with any rule that is an agreement between the two, all the teams have to abide by it.”
The release of cornerback DeAngelo Hall left the Redskins about $1 million under the salary cap ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. If their efforts to get back any of the cap space are unsuccessful, the Redskins will have to make some more moves if they’re going to be doing much shopping this offseason.