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Salary cap appeals dismissed
The appeals of the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins on the NFL’s salary cap reductions for this season and the next were dismissed by an arbitration court on Tuesday.
Stephen Burbank ruled in favor of the NFL dismissing the grievances filed by the Cowboys and the Redskins who had lost money during the uncapped 2010 season. Washington lost $36 million over two years while Dallas lost $10 million for overloading contracts.
Both teams issued a joint statement stating that they will “abide by the arbitrator’s decision to dismiss” the case.
The salary cap dynamics was compared to that of using a credit card by the owner of the Cowboys, Jerry Jones.
General Manager of the Redskins Bruce Allen has said that the team is “obviously disappointed” and that they still have to talk about the effects of losing another $18 million this year.
Jabar Gaffney returning to New England
Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney will once again be back in a Patriots uniform as his former team signed him up once again to pair with quarterback Tom Brady.
Gaffney is entering his 11th NFL season in 2012. When he first joined the New England Patriots in 2006, he was just released by the Philadelphia Eagles and had not been playing for a month prior to signing with the Patriots.
His career was revived with the Patriots who at that time were thin at receiver and his versatility easily fit in the Patriots’ scheme, quickly making him the No. 3 receiver alongside Randy Moss and Wes Welker. He stayed until 2008 and moved to the Denver Broncos.
Gaffney was traded to the Washington Redskins last year where he had 68 catches for 947 yards, leading the team and establishing new career highs.
With his return to New England, he joins a crowded receiver spot along with Walker, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Donte Stallworth, and Chad Ochocinco.
Colts to pick Luck?
With less than a week to go before the annual NFL Draft, a source inside the league has disclosed that the Indianapolis Colts have already informed Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck that they will take him with their No. 1 draft pick.
The Colts will want Andrew Luck to replace the loss of their star quarterback Peyton Manning, and Luck is the one that the Colts want to build around. Team owner Jim Irsay has often mentioned that they will use their No. 1 pick to select Manning’s replacement.
With Luck out at No. 1, the Washington Redskins are looking into drafting Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with their No. 2 choice.
The Minnesota Vikings have the No. 3 pick and it seems that they should choose USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil to fill in their needs and also to protect second-year quarterback Christian Ponder.
Things aren’t done yet as some surprise picks are likely to happen on draft day itself. Stay tuned and closely follow the 2012 NFL Draft to see if your team has selected the right person for the job.
Established in 1932 as the Boston Braves, they became the Boston Redskins the following year before moving to Washington D.C. in 1937. The name Redskins was coined in honor of then coach Lone Star Dietz who was part American Indian. The Washington Redskins is one of the teams to also have a number of championships under their belts.
The oldest and most exciting rival of the Washington Redskins is the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry began way back when the Cowboys was formed as an expansion team. The Rivalry grew even more heated when the Dallas Cowboys were put in the same division as the Washington Redskins. Get to see the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry live and cheer for the Washington Redskins. Discount tickets are available on this site.