Jabar Gaffney no longer fits in Redskins’ future

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Coach Mike Shanahan, owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen have declined to comment on the team’s grievance. Allen, however, disputed the sanction after it was publicized March 12.

“Every contract entered into by the club during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 collective bargaining agreements and, in fact, were approved by the NFL commissioner’s office,” Allen said in a statement that day.

Shanahan at the NFL annual meetings last month strongly implied the penalty has affected the Redskins‘ ability to sign free agents this offseason.

It is unclear when Burbank will issue a ruling and what would be done if he rules in the Redskins‘ favor. Burbank has power to enforce terms of the CBA and provide “injunctive relief,” according to the CBA.

The Dallas Cowboys are joining the Redskins in the arbitration process. They were separately penalized $10 million.

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