Chris Cooley must stay healthy to stay with Redskins


"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Washington Redskins.

Adjusted cap number: $117.137 million

Cap room remaining: $6.97 million

Best bargain: In the three seasons since he was selected with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has totaled 28.5 sacks -- an average of 9.5 sacks per season. Orakpo could have had a few more, but as pointed out by Football Outsiders, he tied for second in the NFL last season with seven holding penalties drawn, including four on passing plays.

Crunching the Numbers

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary cap situation as we approach the start of training camp:

AFC East
Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots
AFC North
Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers
AFC South
Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans
AFC West
Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders
NFC East
Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Redskins
NFC North
Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings
NFC South
Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints
NFC West
49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Fred Davis. If Cooley's knee continues to be an issue, it might be hard for Mike Shanahan (who outed Cooley's knee drainage issues last season) to keep the veteran around on a $3.8 million base salary.

Contract issue looming in 2013: As expected, the Redskins were unable to reach a multiyear extension with Davis, who will play out the 2012 season on a $5.446 million franchise tag. Davis was in the midst of a breakout season before his four-game suspension for a substance-abuse policy violation ended his year and any hope of a long-term deal this offseason. The Redskins need to see another season of production and clean living from Davis. If not, they can always franchise him again in 2013 to the tune of $6.535 million.