The Washington Redskins were riding high heading into the start of Free Agency, they just pulled the trigger on a trade to bring in the second overall pick, which barring any surprises, will be used to draft Baylors QB, Robert Griffin III. Additionally the Redskins were ready to be big spenders in the offseason and bulk up on offensive weapons. Their primary target on March 13th was rumored to be the 6’5″ explosive wide receiver, Vincent Jackson. However, just one day before Free Agency kicked off, the Redskins got wind of the news that they were going to lose $36 million in cap space over the next two seasons.
The Washington Redskins can defer all of the cap hit to the 2013 season if they would like, take it all now, or spread it out however they want over the next seasons, but due to their attempt to find a loophole in the uncapped year, the Redskins will pay the price, and that price may be enough to prevent them from getting their targeted offensive weapon. No official statement from the NFL has been made yet, but expect the Redskins to reconsider breaking the bank on Vincent Jackson if they have to absorb a $36 million cap hit over the next two seasons.