Report: Redskins considering challenging NFL over cap penalties

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The Washington Redskins are considering seeking a court injunction that could delay the start of free agency as they seek to have lost salary cap room restored.

According to a report in the Washington Post by Mark Maske and Mike Jones, the Redskins could ask a judge for an injunction because they would be irreparably damaged by the start of the new league year.

The Redskins have declined comment on the matter. Last year, the NFL penalized the Redskins $36 million split over 2012 and 2013 against their cap for treating the uncapped year in 2010 as just that – uncapped. The Dallas Cowboys were penalized $10 million as they also dumped contracts that year.

Per the report, the Redskins have told agents they are hopeful to recoup some cap room. Challenging the league might be difficult but Redskins owner Daniel Snyder just might be up for it. The Redskins and Cowboys are both facing cap issues for this coming year and any relief would help them significantly.

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