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A Brief Redskins Interlude

To verify that I am indeed doing more than crashing parties and getting bombed on Presidente down here, I present to you some certifiable Skins news (small as it may be).

Anyway, here's what i sent to Cindy a few minutes ago, you know, written like a proper journalists and all:

The Redskins have begun contacting agents for several key players hoping to create additional space under the 2007 salary cap, and re-worked receiver James Thrash's deal last week, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Thrash, 32, who has been a special-teams stalwart and solid receiver in limited duty, was set to make $1.3 million in base salary in 2007, but converted some of that money into a bonus, trimming about $380,000 of Washington's cap. He also received a two-year extension as part of the deal, the sources said.

The Redskins need to compel several more players to lower their cap figures in order to make space to sign free agents as they seek to improve a 5-11 team. They have approached several key veterans already, sources said, and will likely speak with agents for quarterback Mark Brunell, cornerback Shawn Springs, tackle Jon Jansen, and defensive linemen Renaldo Wynn and Phillip Daniels, among others.

Teams must be under the cap, estimated at $109 million, in early March, which is when clubs are eligible to begin signing free agents from other teams.

Folks, keep an eye on the Springs and Brunell and Jansen situations. All three could get plenty interesting, and, by interesting I mean sticky.

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 29, 2007; 11:25 AM ET
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