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Washington Redskins: RG3, LaRon Landry and London Fletcher... a Team Sport?
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This weekend started the inevitable Washington Redskins offseason championship talk. Making one of the largest moves in NFL Draft history, the Redskins traded away a second-round pick this year, and two future first rounders in order to swap spaces with the St. Louis Rams. Obviously, the Washington Redskins are going after Robert Griffin III.

This move won't be finalized until Tuesday, but you can be sure it will be talked about ad nauseam for the next few months.

Overlooked, however, in all the hoopla is that the Redskins are parting ways with safety LaRon Landry, and have yet to ink a deal with linebacker London Fletcher. These two issues are as significant in their own way as the blockbuster trade made over the weekend.

UPDATE:  The Washington Redskins may be looking at a tremendously reduced cap space due to the recently announced "punishment" levied by the NFL for front loading contracts during the year without a salary cap.  Regardless of the fact that the Redskins did not actually break any rules, the reality is that they face a 36 million dollar cut to their cap to be levied over two seasons.

Lets take a look at the ramifications of the current situation.

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