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With CBA coming, salary cap compliance time is at hand

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The NFL and the NFLPA are expected to officially ratify the new CBA on Thursday.  Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, this means that every team must be under the salary cap as of Friday.

On Thursday, we listed the seven teams that need to trim some fat, as of Tuesday.  We also have listed the 11 teams with more than $20 million in space, as of Tuesday.

So what of the other 14 teams?  Here’s where they stood by way of cap space, as of Tuesday:  Redskins ($18.7 million); Colts ($15.7 million); Packers ($15.4 million); Titans ($13.6 million); Saints ($10.5 million); Patriots ($9.2 million); Jets ($7.6 million); Dolphins ($6.6 million); Ravens ($6.6 million); Chargers ($5.0 million); Eagles ($3.8 million); Falcons ($2.6 million); Rams ($490,000); Giants ($290,000).

During training camp and the preseason, salary cap compliance is determined by looking at the cap numbers for the 51 highest-paid players on the team.  Once the season begins, all 53 players plus players on injured reserve must fit under the spending maximum.

UPDATE:  These numbers include the one-time, $3 million in extra space that applies to each team in 2011.

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31 Responses to “With CBA coming, salary cap compliance time is at hand”
  1. skoobyfl says: Aug 4, 2011 9:42 AM

    The Bills will end up $26.5 Million under the cap every year & it will stay that way until death do us part.

  2. raven4life21 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:43 AM

    so are the other 14 teams in the 3rd paragraph under the cap by this much or over the cap by this much???

  3. bhester1906 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:47 AM

    Raven4life you are stupid. Try reading. Only 7 teams need to “trim fat”. Meaning they are the teams over you friggin retard

  4. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 4, 2011 9:47 AM

    skoobyfl says: Aug 4, 2011 9:42 AM

    The Bills will end up $26.5 Million under the cap every year & it will stay that way until death do us part.

    Or until you move to LA

  5. goawayeverybody says: Aug 4, 2011 9:50 AM

    The Saints have 10.5 million in cap space and they allowed the 49ers to steal Jonathan Goodwin? That’s a mild disappointment. Ah well.

  6. phillyisinvading says: Aug 4, 2011 9:50 AM

    those are all teams that are UNDER the cap raven4life21…

    how do i know this? because the eagles still have room 2 make more moves….

  7. cusoman says: Aug 4, 2011 9:52 AM

    raven4life21 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 9:43 AM
    so are the other 14 teams in the 3rd paragraph under the cap by this much or over the cap by this much???

    —————–

    Not sure why you’re being downvoted, it’s a completely valid question as this wasn’t made clear in the story.

  8. platinumraider32 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:54 AM

    @raven4life21 – They are “under”.

  9. stinkfist5 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:55 AM

    under the cap…and the Baltimore media is saying that the Ravens are only under by 3 million…until the Ngata deal gets done. Then there could be 7 million more.

  10. waccoforflacco says: Aug 4, 2011 9:56 AM

    @raven4life21 All these teams are “under” the cap by that amount

  11. larryfinfan says: Aug 4, 2011 9:59 AM

    You mean each team must be under the cap and over the floor ?? Wasn’t that somewhere in the CBA or is that floor strictly at the end of the year ??

  12. hendawg21 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:05 AM

    Geez this is a bit harsh isn’t it???

    bhester1906 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 9:47 AM
    Raven4life you are stupid. Try reading. Only 7 teams need to “trim fat”. Meaning they are the teams over you friggin retard

    What are you a Browns or Bengals fan???

  13. dewalt2990 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:07 AM

    Players on IR count against the cap?? how weak.

  14. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Aug 4, 2011 10:07 AM

    Nice work here PFT.

  15. all4patriots says: Aug 4, 2011 10:16 AM

    Since players on IR count against the cap, you need to have a lot of cushion to account for guys going down. Teams like the Colts and yes the Packers lost >15 players to IR last year. Most replacements brought in were low dollar, but even at league minimums for only a part of a season, that’s perhaps 5 million in cap room you need to have at the beginning of a year to contend for the full year.

  16. hystoracle says: Aug 4, 2011 10:16 AM

    WHy is there not a website that keeps track of the NFL Salary cap? Similar to capgeek.com for the NHL. keeps track of teams salary cap and players contracts for cap purposes. Seems like with all the attention that the NFL gets that someone would have created this already. Then fans could answer these questions for themselves without having to wait for special articles on it. If it exists please advise.

  17. ishallcomment says: Aug 4, 2011 10:23 AM

    Pack will be using that space to extend RG Josh Sitton and TE Jermichael Finley (provided he stays healthy).

    CB Tramon Williams
    ILB AJ Hawk
    WR James Jones

    ^pack’s signings this year… no love cuz their not from another team :( with finley and Sitton to soon follow.

  18. micronin127 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:24 AM

    Lack of full pads practices and two-a-days might lessen training camp injuries, but when the games are live and even in preseason action where guys are trying to win spots, injuries will happen in the games.

    There will be a lot of action plugging all the holes created by injuries.

    Consider it Round 2 of free agency.

  19. paintan8 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:26 AM

    Not sure what kind of magic potion Bruce Allen is using on Dan Snyder, but thank you! Convincing Snyder to write checks to give Haynesworth and Hall all their guaranteed money last year, suckering McNabb into signing that phony contract for money they knew he would never get, and dumping dead weight with guaranteed contracts like Portis has finally given the Redskins the ability to start rebuilding. Not going crazy but signing good foundation players, trading old (Holliday) for young (Hightower), and trading down to get 12 draft picks to greatly improve the youth and speed of one of the oldest and slowest teams in the league will start paying off sooner than later. Waiting to draft a QB next year when the talent pool (Luck, Barkley, ect….) will be much better than the foolish reaches (Newton, Locker, Gabbert, and Ponder in the first 11 picks????!!!!! Good luck with that!) teams made this year and leaving cap room to continue to build upon what they have done this year shows that the Redskins finally have a plan. Not going to be a good year this year but at least it will be nice to see the pieces of the rebuild get on the field and not sit behind overpaid and overrated free agents.

  20. paintan8 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:27 AM

    larryfinfan says:
    Aug 4, 2011 9:59 AM
    You mean each team must be under the cap and over the floor ?? Wasn’t that somewhere in the CBA or is that floor strictly at the end of the year ??

    I don’t think you have to be over the floor until 2013.

  21. hobartbaker says: Aug 4, 2011 10:59 AM

    Players with excessive contracts around the league are hearing the same sad refrain…

    “It’s compliance time again, we’re going to miss you,
    Do you see this go away look in our eyes?..”

  22. digirootune says: Aug 4, 2011 11:04 AM

    @Raven4life

    “So what of the other 14 teams? Here’s where they stood by way of cap space, as of Tuesday:”

    Anytime you see ‘cap space’ being used to describe a teams payroll, it usually means how much…let’s see, how to word this…cap SPACE a team still has. Hope this helps

  23. rickycubane says: Aug 4, 2011 11:05 AM

    if i read the article once and can understand it than so should all of you cuz im retarded.. c’mon

  24. quizguy66 says: Aug 4, 2011 11:16 AM

    I sure hope my Bengals don’t go over the salary cap!!! :(

    -QG

  25. adstout says: Aug 4, 2011 11:17 AM

    I can not wait until stupid Mike Brown is forced to spend the cap minimum. From what i understand this goes in effect 2013.

    I have no doubt Brown will still find a way to mess things up but at least it won’t be by being cheap.

  26. procre8te says: Aug 4, 2011 11:21 AM

    So the Eagirls sign every big name FA under the sun, and the Redskins have the most Cap space in the nfl. And yet Im sure people will still talk about how the Skins’ are the big over spenders and try to buy a superbowl becuase we signed D. Sanders in like 1998. Nice.

  27. colonelcamp says: Aug 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    You guys need to brush up on your reading skills. This article is as clear as day. They gave you the teams that were over the cap on Thursday and then teams that were more than 20 under the cap. What does that leave??? The teams under the cap but less than 20 under the cap. Duh.

    Clear as day. Good job PFT.

  28. eagleswin says: Aug 4, 2011 12:47 PM

    procre8te says:
    Aug 4, 2011 11:21 AM
    So the Eagirls sign every big name FA under the sun, and the Redskins have the most Cap space in the nfl. And yet Im sure people will still talk about how the Skins’ are the big over spenders and try to buy a superbowl becuase we signed D. Sanders in like 1998. Nice.

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    Eagles bashers are so lazy on this site. At least come up with an original take on the Eagles name. Everyone and their brother uses that one. It’s like a joke you hear over and over. It’s no longer funny or original, just lame.

    The Skins have traditionally been big spenders. The reason they have some cap room this year is that they traded away their last 2 big free agent busts, McNabb ($78 mill contract) and Haynesworth ($100 mill contract) in the last 7 days for peanuts. That’s just 2 but their’s a multitude more. All far more relevant than 1998.

    The Eagles have actually not signed very many big contracts. Most are one year deals and many of those for close to minimum NFL wage.

  29. bunjy96 says: Aug 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    Waiver wire will be busy in the next 24 hours.

  30. anarchopurplism says: Aug 4, 2011 1:37 PM

    Looks like Floyd waiting a bit might help him get an extra 1/2 or full mill…….

    Tasty……….

  31. macjacmccoy says: Aug 4, 2011 3:22 PM

    The Eagles arent like the Redskins you know why? Because the Redskins would only get players through free agency. Every year when it was time for the draft the Redskins would have 3 or 4 picks and thats it. A lot of the time not having a pick until the 3rd round. The Eagles on the other hand have had the most draft picks in the NFL over the last 5 years. Last year they had 13 this year I think 11. Also the Redskins would pay way more then market value for free agents towards the back end of their careers with out having a escape plan built into those contracts. They would also allow there to be dead money in those contracts which take up cap space. That is not have the Eagles do business they always have a way out and make sure every cent paid to player is accounted for and put to good use.

    Does anyone think$4m is to much for Jenkins or $5 for a probowl DE Babin or $2.5 for DRC or $12m for Asomugha or $4m for Young or $1m for Ronnie Brown or minimum salaries for Donald Lee or Ryan Harris or Page or Hargrove? The Eagles got great deals for players who are still at their peak. You cant say that about the players the Redskins have brought in over the years. Coles, Haynesworth, Archuleta, Arrington, Mcnabb, Sanders, Hall etc. all over paid and all busts.

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