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With little to spend, Redskins open free agency by re-signing punter Sav Rocca

The Washington Redskins have made a modest start to the NFL's free agency period by bringing back their punter.

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 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 receiver Santana Moss.