The Redskins held true to GM Scot McCloughan’s word as they made relatively minor commitments--in the grand scheme of salary cap figures--on Wednesday, which marked the start of the new league year.
Washington will bring back QB Colt McCoy, ILB Mason Foster, SS Duke Ihenacho and DE Kedric Golston without paying any exorbitant prices. The same can’t be said about the New York Giants, who were among the top spenders league wide.
New York Giants
The Giants added cornerback Janoris Jenkins, 27, and paid big money—$62.5 million over the next five seasons--to do so. But Jenkins contract pales in comparison to the money the Giants spent to shore up their defensive line.
They signed former Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison to a five year, 46.25 million contract. They also re-signed Jason Pierre-Paul on a one-year, $10.5 million deal with $8.5 million fully guaranteed. Last but not least, they signed Olivier Vernon to a five-year, $85 million contract.
The Eagles were the NFC-East’s second-biggest spenders. They signed right guard Brandon Brooks to a five-year, $40 million contract and safety Rodney McLeod to a five-year, $37 million deal. Philadelphia also added quarterback Chase Daniel via a three-year deal worth up to $36 million with incentives.
The Cowboys re-signed middle linebacker Rolando McClain to a one-year, $5 million contract.