Washington is trying to deal with an $18 million cap penalty remaining from sanctions against the team by the league for what were deemed to be inappropriate contract structures in the uncapped year of 2010. The Redskins retain hope they may get some relief, though league and union sources are very skeptical the team will get any compensation from the NFL in time for the official opening of the free-agent market Tuesday afternoon.
While it's possible the Redskins could restructure Hall's contract, a release seems more likely, though the team will likely take this right to the deadline to be cap compliant. Washington currently has about $3 million in cap space, and the team would like to make one or two significant signings -- which would be increasingly difficult at this point.
Receiver Santana Moss is another veteran who is a candidate to be let go, sources said.