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NFL Free Agency: Washington Redskins Are $10.9 Million Under Salary Cap, According To Report

The Washington Redskins still have nearly $11 million to spend on new roster additions this off season if they choose to do so, according to blogger Jason La Canfora. 

The current NFL salary cap shakes out to about $120 million, although enough loopholes exist in the rules to allow teams to spend more than that on their total payroll and still come in under the cap. 

With their cap number, the 'Skins are about on par with the NFL average. Of the league's 32 teams, only the St. Louis Rams are currently over the salary cap, which they exceed by about $800,000. 

Several smaller-market teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, have payrolls under $100 million. Starting in 2013, the NFL will install a salary floor of about 89 percent of the salary cap, which would force those teams and several others to add considerably to their payroll. 

The Redskins have more cap room than any of their divisional rivals. The Dallas Cowboys have the next-most in the NFC East, with about $6.7 million, then the New York Giants, with $5.3 million, and then the Philadelphia Eagles, whose mere $2.2 million in cap room likely mean their big-spending ways this off season are over.