The Redskins have a little bit more money to play with this offseason.
Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports that safety Brandon Meriweather has agreed to a pay cut that gives the cap-strapped ‘Skins some more breathing room. Meriweather was set to make $2.45 million in 2013, but has agreed to reduce his salary to $1.2 million instead. That reduces his cap hit from $2.9 million to $1.65 million.
Presumably, his spot on the roster relied on making that decision and El-Bashir reports that there are no incentives involved in the adjustment that would allow Meriweather to make back the money he’s giving up. Meriweather’s contract was set to void after the 2013 season before the cut and that seems to remain the case after the alteration as well.
Meriweather dealt with a knee injury in the preseason and had his first attempt to debut wiped out in a pre-game collision with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson before tearing his ACL in mid-November. He’s expected to be ready for training camp.