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Redskins Relatively Quiet to Open Free Agency

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File photo of Redskins punter Sav Rocca. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

File photo of Redskins punter Sav Rocca. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington Redskins made a modest start to the NFL’s free agency period by bringing back their punter and a defensive lineman.

The Redskins on Tuesday agreed to a two-year deal with Sav Rocca, the 39-year-old former Australian rules football player who has played two seasons in Washington.

The team also agreed to a three-year deal with Kedric Golston, who has been with the Redskins since he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The eighth-year defensive end is a key part of the defensive line rotation.

The Redskins are traditionally an active player in free agency, but they have little money to spend because of a $36 million salary cap penalty imposed by the NFL for the way they structured contracts during the 2010 uncapped season. The second half of the penalty took effect Tuesday at the formal start of the new league year.

The Redskins cut cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Monday to get under the cap and have renegotiated the contracts of defensive end Adam Carriker and wide receiver Santana Moss.

Lorenzo Alexander’s agent announced Tuesday night the special teams captain would be signing with a new team. He inked a deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.

REDSKINS MOVES

CB DeAngelo Hall released
DE Adam Carriker restructures contract
OL Tony Pashos signs 1-year deal
NT Chris Baker tendered 1-year deal
OL Kory Lichtensteiger re-signs; 5-year deal
LB Rob Jackson re-signs; 1-year deal
TE Logan Paulsen re-signs; 3-year deal
LS Nick Sundberg re-signs; 4-year deal
FB Darrel Young re-signs; 3-year deal
P Sav Rocca re-signs; 2-year deal
DE Kedric Golston re-signs; 3-year deal
ST Lorenzo Alexander not re-signed; signs with Arizona Cardinals

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