Commanders Restructure Centre's Deal, Save Cap Space

The Washington Commanders have started their 2022 season with a record of 1-3, and with so much talent in the NFC East, it's hard not to write them off at this point, given the rest of the division has a combined record of 10-2. They've got some positive news on rookie running back Brian Robinson, who's been cleared to return, and on top of that, the team today managed to create $3 million in cap space, which could be very valuable throughout the season as the trade deadline approaches. 

They did this by converting $4.5 million of centre Chase Roullier's salary to a signing bonus, and for a team that was struggling with the salary cap, this will be quite helpful as the team looks to make mid-season roster moves. Roullier is on the Injured Reserve, and will be out for the season, so this was a very useful thing for the Commanders, and works for both parties going forward.

The Commanders are certainly behind the 8-ball for the rest of the season, and if they can't get rolling anytime soon, their season may be over, but this move allows them a bit of flexibility if they decide to become sellers at the trade deadline.

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