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“The Washington Redskins have received no written documentation from the NFL concerning adjustments to the team salary cap in 2012 as reported in various media outlets. Every contract entered into by the club during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 collective bargaining agreements and, in fact, were approved by the NFL commissioner’s office. We look forward to free agency, the draft and the coming football season.”


Today Washington released 12-year-NFL veteran FB Mike Sellers, whom would have made 1.45 million this year accompanied by S Oshiomogho “O.J.” Atogwe, which saves the Redskins 3.4 million in cap space.

The young 24-year-old full back Darrel Young tweeted:!/darrelyoung/status/179285731531956224

After that news was publicized, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted:


The Redskins loaded $21 million of Cap on Albert Haynesworth and $15 million on DeAngelo Hall uncapped in 2010.

NFL Cap violations coast the the Redskins $36 million in cash and $15 million in Cap penalties.

During the presser with Bruce Allen this past Saturday he stated that the Redskins had sufficient cap space to execute their plan. However, it’s unclear whether he already had been aware of the penalty.

More updates to come…

ImageThe Washington Redskins have released the 36-year-old full back Mike Sellers. Sellers signed with Washington as an undrafted free-agent back in 1998-2000. He then signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2001. In 2004 Sellers re-signed with the Redskins, and has been released today (2011).

Quick Notes: Redskins-Vikings

Posted: December 24, 2011 in NFL, Washington Redskins


-14th-ranked passing offense face off against one of the NFL’s worst pass defenses

-Redskins’ pass defense has been solid, yielding 220.7 yards per game, tied for 13th in the NFL

-Grossman has a streak of 10 games in a row with at least one interception

-Grossman is tied for first in NFL with 22 giveaways

-Santana Moss: Redskins’ 17-13 loss to the Vikings at FedExField last year, Moss caught five passes for 40 yards

-Jabar Gaffney who has 58 catches for 842 yards and four touchdowns this season

-OL Willie Smith: Rookie who made his first appearance against New England challenging former Redskins Andre Carter. Played well against the New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, which is one of the game’s top pass rushers..he will have to keep up that momentum to battle against Vikings’ Jared Allen

-LB Perry Riley and LB London Fletcher will have to bring their best to stop the running game (Adrian Peterson)

Quick Stats:

*Perry has posted 70 tackles this season, including five for a loss

*Fletcher leads the entire NFL with 183 through Week 15

-Redskins secondary need to continue to execute


-average of 260.4 passing yards per game, ranked 30th in the league

-Vikings nine straight games without intercepting a pass

-Weak in the secondary

-Adrian Peterson: There’s a reason for his “All Day” nick name. Earlier this season he suffered from a high ankle sprain, which obviously was a set back. However, when Peterson is a threat when he is healthy.

Quick stats:

*only needs 68-yds to reach 1,000 rushing-yds for his fifth consecutive season

*has 13 touchdowns tying him second in the league among RBs

*averaging 4.8 yds per-carry (currently his best since winning the rushing title in 2008)

-Jared Allen: Another threat, he has 17.5 sacks, just half a sack behind Philadelphia Eagles’s Jason Babin. Who the Redskins will face for their season finale next week

Evan Royster vs. Vikings

Posted: December 24, 2011 in NFL, Washington Redskins

Roy Helu has been limited all week due to a toe/knee injuries leaving him inactive for today’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings.

Leading to running back Evan Royster to start ahead of veteren running back Ryan Torain once again. Royster has a great opportunity to prove he’s worthy of spending next season on the 53-man roster. He has the chance to prove what he can do: run, catch, block.

Royster carried the ball 10 times last week against the New York Giants.


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Washington Redskins


#29 RB Roy Helu

#55 LB Markus White

#58 OL Erik Cook

#87 TE Rob Myers

#88 WR David Anderson

#90 DE Doug Worthington

#93 DE Kentwan Balmer

Minnesota Vikings


#21 CB Asher Allen

#31 CB Chris Cook

#57 LB Xavier Adibi

#75 OL DeMarcus Love

#76 OL Steve Hutchinson

#89 TE Allen Reisner

#91DE D’Aundre Reed

As the Washington Redskins as they prepare for their last home game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday at 1p.m,here are some of the players’ game day tweets I gathered:!/darrelyoung/status/150596039878000640