I mentioned earlier that other teams took advantage of the uncapped year, too, just not to the same extent that we did. Some teams did it to a lesser extent with multiple players, which apparently made it easier to dump a lot of their "cap" charges into 2010 (the uncapped year) without getting caught. The Packers, for example, exploited the uncapped year to dump millions of cap dollars into 2010 in the contracts of Nick Collins and Ryan Pickett. More than 40 percent of Collins' four-year contract was charged against the 2010 "cap," which didn't exist. His 2010 "cap number" exceeded his 2011 and 2012 cap numbers combined and was at least $5 million higher than his cap number in any other year. According to the NFL, that was perfectly OK. Had we used the EXACT SAME SALARY STRUCTURE on Miles Austin's first three years as the Packers did on Nick Collins' first three years, Austin's "cap number" in 2010 could have been $14.51 million, with no penalty at all AND a credit of $1.24 million this season (for 1/29th of the Redskins' $36 million penalty). Instead, Austin's cap number was $2.568 million higher than that, and we are being penalized a combined $11.24 million -- more than four times the "advantage" that we gained. A closer look at the contracts they signed in 2010 -- NICK COLLINS' CAP NUMBERS 2010 (uncapped) = $10.95 million 2011 = $5.18 million (including a $918,000 incentive that was wiped out in 2011) 2012 = $5.05 million 2013 = $5.95 million MILES AUSTIN'S CAP NUMBERS 2010 (uncapped) = $17.078 million 2011 = $8.54 million 2012 = $1.15 million 2013 = $6.732 million 2014 = $5.5 million 2015 = $6.888 million 2016 = $11.38 million Had we used the *same* salary structure for the first three years that the Packers used without penalty, these would have been Austin's cap numbers -- 2010 (uncapped) = $14.51 million 2011 = $6.782 million (including a $1.217 million incentive that would have been wiped out before the 2011 season and never charged) 2012 = $6.692 million 2013 = $6.732 million 2014 = $5.5 million 2015 = $6.888 million 2016 = $11.38 million Had we used this contract structure, our cap commitment for 2011 would be $2.568 million more than it is right now, but we would *not* be getting penalized $10 million, we *would* be getting a $1.24 million credit from the league, and 28 other teams would have $360,000 less cap room than they have right now.