Caponomics at the Park

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Redskins executive vice president Vinny Cerrato said that after splurging on defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and cornerback DeAngelo Hall in the first seven hours of free agency, the club has only enough salary cap room to afford one more player, almost surely an offensive lineman.

Former Redskins left guard Derrick Dockery, cut by Buffalo on Thursday, is a leading candidate although right tackle Ray Willis, who was in Seattle with coach Jim Zorn, is another strong possibility.

So, the Redskins have cancelled the expected visit by Dallas defensive end Chris Canty. Indianapolis punter Hunter Smith also won’t be coming as Washington will have to find a minumum salary type to compete with inexperienced recent signee Zac Atterberry.

Cerrato also said that he has talked to Carlos Rogers, and that everything’s back to normal with the cornerback who was very unhappy after being benched in December. Cerrato said that Rogers will be a Redskin this season as will all three of the defensive tackles, Cornelius Griffin, Kedric Golston and Anthony Montgomery, who either reworked contracts or were given tenders this week.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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