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Seeing as how he'll turn 30 later this month and count more than $7 million against the cap next season, according to Spotrac, defensive end Stephen Bowen makes the list.
Bowen's age in combination with his recovery from microfracture surgery don't add up to the simplest of equations. Although the Redskins need help along the defensive front, $7 million is a lot for an aging veteran with declining production, coming off major knee surgery.
However, the blip in Bowen's case is that nearly 72 percent ($5.04 million) of his cap hit is dead money. That means the Redskins wouldn't necessarily be saving $7 million, but instead somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 million.
The Redskins front office must decide whether it serves them best to keep Bowen on board and see what he can contribute next season. If not, they must cut their losses by releasing the defensive end to save themselves $2 million.