Josh Wilson restructures contract

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The Redskins will get their first chance to pick a player on Friday, which makes it a good time to start freeing up the necessary cap space to pay their incoming rookies.

Washington addressed that need by striking a deal with cornerback Josh Wilson that will save around $2 million under the salary cap. Zac Boyer of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports that Wilson agreed to a deal that will slash his base salary $2 million with another $1.3 million converted to a bonus. He had been set to make $3.9 million in base salary and count $5.33 million against the cap.

The Redskins were $29,000 under the cap before this move so it was essential that they free up money to start signing their draft picks. They’ll need more to get the entire draft class under contract, but this was a necessary first step.

Wilson has started every game for the Redskins over the last two seasons. He had 74 tackles, two interceptions and 13 passes defensed in 2012 for a Redskins defense that’s expected to add players in the secondary now that they have some draft picks to use. Wilson is set to become a free agent after the 2013 season.

35 responses to “Josh Wilson restructures contract

  1. nice to see guys willing to take pay cuts to help the team. it also doesn’t hurt to cash in the converted bonus tho

  2. Plankton , you still out there playin’ man ? At least he was better than Kelly Jennings , the Roaming Gnome …

  3. They’ll need more to get the entire draft class under contract, but this was a necessary first step.

    Actually, no they wont. The rule of 51 applies, i.e. only the top 51 cap figures apply, at this time of year.

    Presuming no trades they needed to free up less than $300,000.

    They will need about $3.5m to pay all their rookies, but most of those rookie salaries simply wont be counted in the cap figure.

    The second and third rounder will probably be included in the calculation, but they will push two players out of the top-51. The actual increase in the cap figure will be much less that their total salaries.

    Anyone drafted outside the 3rd round will almost certainly fall outside the top-51 and not be counted against the cap at all.

  4. Sticks and stones………………………….The Redskins will be back in the playoffs this year………………………………The Texans will keep the Colts out.

  5. How sad is it that you guys can’t even slightly grasp the facts surrounding the top-51 rule as it relates to the salary cap?

    You’ve had weeks to read other people’s reports (something I know you do well) on the subject yet still don’t understand…its pathetic.

    With this move the Skins actually have about $1.75M in cap space to play with AFTER they sign their draft picks this year. Thats the story. That and how this front office has worked miracles to pull off the things they have. And yet here comes another swing and a miss.

    Step up your game, please.

  6. Sticks and stones………………………….The Redskins will be back in the playoffs this year………………………………The Texans will keep the Colts out.

    u moron, we both made it to the playoffs last year and we almost won the division in our rebuilding year, sadly the redskins have been rebuilding since doug williams left

  7. Haha, the redskins have been rebuilding since Doug Williams left? How bout we won a Super Bowl since doug Williams left. Our third. Peytonneck is a moron and I’m surprised he even knows who Doug Williams is considering he don’t know much about football. Quit hating the redskins just because we got the better quarterback. Our team won the division. Your team beat the lowly jags and Texan around and got lucky to make the playoffs before you were bounced by the ravens and exposed for who you really are.

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:20 PM

    Redskins suck!!!
    ——————————————————–
    Not like your mamma ho

  9. Where is that dumbass logicalvoice? 97% of the time he’s the first one to post some moronic comment on another post that has nothing to do with anything, then ends it with some pathetic line like #imadumbasspayattentiontome. Now that there’s actually a ‘skins post he’s apparently trolling somewhere else? Go figure. Like the ‘skins, hate their coach.

  10. @paytonsneck18. What’s your problem man.????? You sound like a fn idiot with your remarks. Try growing up and act like a human for once. You scared bro.

  11. The Skins don’t need to free up more cap space to sign their draft picks. They had enough before the Josh Wilson restructure because the cap only applies to the top 51 players on the team.

    Come on PFT, you usually don’t miss on these details!

    Anyway, thanks for keeping us informed on all things NFL and especially our Skins!
    We somehow managed to keep 99% of our NFC East winning roster in tact, plus key starters coming back from injury (Orakpo, Fred Davis, Helu, Merriweather, etc) and, thanks to Mara, we saved so much $ this year we will be LOADED with cap room next year. The dynasty starts NOW!

  12. We somehow managed to keep 99% of our NFC East winning roster in tact.
    ____________________________________________

    Maybe you guys can win a second playoff game in the 21st century ?

    1 playoff win in 13 years . . geez.

  13. only thing good about the redskins, are the fans wives and moms, always good for a blow

  14. Haha, the redskins have been rebuilding since Doug Williams left? How bout we won a Super Bowl since doug Williams left. Our third. Peytonneck is a moron and I’m surprised he even knows who Doug Williams is considering he don’t know much about football. Quit hating the redskins just because we got the better quarterback. Our team won the division. Your team beat the lowly jags and Texan around and got lucky to make the playoffs before you were bounced by the ravens and exposed for who you really are.

    well at least we didnt lose to a rookie QB, and u guys were AT HOME TOO!!!!

  15. Next year Washington is going to have a ridiculous amount of salary cap space. Thanks Mara! They got better while you tried to penalize them. Everybody can hate all they want, but the fact is WR won the division and is better…. they have retained the free agents… and have two QBs that can flat out play.

  16. Nice Josh, now we have the space to grab the badger. If he slides past PFTs mock prediction at #48 to the Steelers I could also see Mantei Teo in Burgundy and Gold under the wing of London Fletcher for a season.Perry Riley has been ballin but he can also be transitioned to OLB.

  17. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:03 PM

    Sticks and stones………………………….The Redskins will be back in the playoffs this year………………………………The Texans will keep the Colts out.

    u moron, we both made it to the playoffs last year and we almost won the division in our rebuilding year, sadly the redskins have been rebuilding since doug williams

    Yes both teams made it LAST year but this year the Colts will be sitting at home and the only way they will get to the Super Bowl is by buying tickets.

  18. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:17 PM

    only thing good about the redskins, are the fans wives and moms, always good for a blow

    All this time I thought this this was a football site where people make comments for or against football teams.

  19. seaeagle707 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    How much would they save under the cap if they cut “logicalvoicesays”?

    The same amount that the Colts will save if they cut Peytonsneck18.

  20. Biggest D bags on PFT are
    Logicalvoice says, peytonsneck18, filthymcnasty
    IN THAT ORDER but Peyton is trying HARD to get to number one
    HEY let’s spend my whole day trying to piss off other fans from other teams ON THEIR PAGE! I’m a Viking fan with no ties here and notice this dude just saying F’d up shiz about the skins every chance he gets. GROW UP DUDE!!! RGIII is a skin u drafted the wrong guy get over it. Andrew WILL be great but RGIII is better. WELL HE IS. Ur welcome pat lol
    BANDIT SPEAKS THE TRUTH!!!!

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