Like their peers from Dallas and New York, the Washington Redskins had to scratch and claw to get under the salary cap before the start of free agency. They accomplished that feat, but now they're left with limited funds to spend on potential starters at cornerback, safety and right tackle.
Without a first-round pick, the pressure's on Washington to at least find some diamonds in the free-agent rough this month. We'll be tracking every rumor, report and signing here, but we'll also monitor the Redskins' salary cap situation on this very page. So make sure you come back and check in at both destinations often.
As far as the cap goes, Washington has little wiggle room but is now looking for a replacement for DeAngelo Hall while also attempting to re-sign in-house free agents such as Fred Davis, Cedric Griffin and Lorenzo Alexander.
Updated cap space (via Mike Jones of the Washington Post on March 13): $600,000
Logan Paulsen: Three-year, $4 million contract
Contract value grade: B+
The Redskins don't let a lot get out, so we're slow to get numbers on Kory Lichtensteiger's five-year deal and Rob Jackson's extension, but those Paulsen numbers are out, and we approve. The 'Skins don't know what's going to happen to Davis, and Paulsen is a good insurance policy as well as a solid second option anyway. The price is right.