http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/01/AR2006030102216.html Without a deal, the Washington Redskins will have to trim a salary cap overage of about $20 million by the end of business today. The Oakland Raiders are close to $30 million over the projected cap. The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos each are about $25 million over, and the New York Jets were about $25 million over before making some salary trims last week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons each are at least $13 million over. Teams started releasing players yesterday in what could be a roster purge unlike the NFL has ever seen. Dozens of players could be released by the end of business today as teams scramble to get under the cap. In addition, clubs scurrying to get beneath the cap will be in no position to do much -- or any -- buying when the free agent market opens. That could make for a market far less robust than free agents such as tailbacks Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks and Edgerrin James of the Indianapolis Colts would have hoped. In the short term, the competitive advantage will go to teams who enter this offseason with abundant salary cap space. The Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns each are more than $20 million below the projected cap. The Seahawks, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints are more than $10 million under. They will be, if they choose, the major buyers in free agency while usual big spenders such as the Redskins and Broncos probably will be forced to the sideline.