Updated cap space, as of August 29

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From time to time, you ask for an update as to where each team resides under the salary cap.  From time to time, we give you what you want.

Here’s the most recent information, from the team with the most space to the team with the least.

For now, the number is based on the 51 highest-paid players on the roster.  Once the season starts, all 53 players on the roster, plus anyone on injured reserve and the Physically Unable to Perform list, must fit under the cap.

Chiefs:  $32.7 million.

Buccaneers:  $29.5 million.

Bengals:  $29 million.

Jaguars:  $28 million.

Broncos:  $24.5 million.

Bills:  $24.4 million.

Bears:  $19.3 million.

Browns:  $18.8 million.

Seahawks:  $18.3 million.

49ers:  $15.4 million.

Packers:  $12.8 million.

Patriots:  $12.5 million.

Redskins:  $11 million.

Jets:  $10.7 million.

Dolphins:  $9.5 million.

Cardinals:  $9.4 million.

Titans:  $7.9 million.

Panthers:  $7.7 million.

Cowboys:  $6.3 million.

Raiders:  $5.3 million.

Giants:  $4.6 million.

Saints:  $4.3 million.

Colts:  $3.7 million.

Chargers:  $2.7 million.

Ravens:  $2.3 million.

Texans:  $2.2 million.

Steelers:  $2.2 million.

Eagles:  $2.1 million.

Falcons:  $1.8 million.

Rams:  $750,000.

Lions:  $730,000.

Vikings:  $370,000.

67 responses to “Updated cap space, as of August 29

  1. Jeez Vikes, resign AP and Greenway and free up some cap space! They can’t even afford a rookie minimum on that lol.

    Good to see Zygi Wilf is still being aggressive with spending though.

  2. Chiefs ownership should be ashamed-They had a Good team last year and could have made a run at 2 or 3 game changers, yet they choose to stick more money in their pockets. The fan base sells out every game, and the ownership still refuses to commit financially to winning.

  3. Dear Mr. hunt and Pioli,
    Please spend some money sometime soon. At least keep both brandons and buy a new Right Tackle, and maybe fix the stadium lights.
    Thanks,
    The guy that buys your tickets and high priced beer.

  4. …and Chicago STILL does not have a #1 wide receiver.

    SOMEONE from the Bears organization HAS TO read these sites at some point.

    WTF are you guys doing?

    How can you possibly think signing Roy E. Williams was the move?

    Raging Rant Over.

    Signed,

    diehard Chicago Bears fan

  5. Ugh.. Texans are only 2.2 over.. An foster is playing for 6 figures.. Gotta free up cap space somehow, I still see a Mario Williams trade in the future. If Barwin and brooks reid play out his contract is no longer needed. Some draft picks and depth players would be great!

  6. Cincy only #3? C’mon Cincy we can do better then that! We’ll be #1 before the season starts.

  7. lmfao….i remember just a few weeks ago BSPN was saying how the raiders were way over, and would never get under….

  8. quiettexan says:
    Aug 29, 2011 4:06 PM
    i wouldn’t mind you doing this again when the season starts after all the cuts.
    ==============================
    not much would change. only the top 51 players count against the salary cap.

  9. So what happened to the cap floor requirements? Is it a 90% of total cap collectively or by team?

  10. To the complaints about the Chiefs not spending money, they just made Tamba Hali the second highest paid OLB in the league and extended two of their other stars (Derrick Johnson and Jamaal Charles) during last season. No reason to think they won’t extend their other players when the time comes. They obviously have the cap room.

    These are the same people who cried and moaned when they gave Cassel a $63 million deal after they traded for him.

  11. Buccaneers: Cheap!! How are we gonna compete with the Saints and Falcons this year (we’re NOT)

    don’t complain if the fans dont buy your over priced tickets

  12. Chargers: I don’t like you but perhaps you should take some of that money and hire a new team physician, you know, like one who doesn’t write himself Rx’s and doesn’t have four player malpractice suits filed against him and isn’t in need of psychiatric help according to the California state medical board. Creeps.

  13. Interesting how most of the usually lousy teams are at the top of cap space. As to the typically myopic and clueless cheesers, the Vikes are only up against the cap because they tagged Greenway this year and haven’t re-worked his deal. And that spending won 2 NFCN titles and a playoff run while you sat on your butt and watched another team in the playoffs.

  14. The Pack is loaded from top to bottom and we still have enough room to resign our top priority FAs. The Vikings meanwhile are bottom feeders in terms of performance and cap space. Good work clowns.

  15. How Do my Browns only have 18.8?? we really dont have anyone signed for alot of cash except Thomas and Steinbach…weird

  16. olstile1 says: “Does this mean if Vikings have injury problems, they can’t sign anyone?” Vernon Gholston would probably work for free.

  17. My lions are at the bottom of the list because they are still recovering from the Millen era and HAD to buy those expensive FA’s like Julian Peterson for example. But I would expect them in the next couple of years start to be more in the middle of the pack from building through the draft instead of FA’s.

  18. As a Skins fan, seeing the Skins still 11 million under cap says a lot to me. Primarily that NFL caliber people (adults) are running the organization now. They traded down to add more picks, and spent FA money on quailty FA additions.

    The first sign of hope of things turning around since Gibbs part Duh started. Hopefully the Shanallenhan era ends a lot better than that did.

  19. Ravens, just cut Domonique Foxworth already!!! He’s creating a $7 million logjam in your payroll!!!!

  20. vikesorgtfo says:
    Aug 29, 2011 4:07 PM
    Jeez Vikes, resign AP and Greenway and free up some cap space! They can’t even afford a rookie minimum on that lol.
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    As you point out, the Vikings will likely need to backload AP’s contract to make cap space. On the other hand, the Packers get to use some of their $12 million to front load the contracts of Finley and Sitton to make cap space in the future. The rich get richer.

  21. Bucs should re-sign Freeman while he’s cheap(er). Another good year and his value skyrockets, I think it’s worth the risk (could work the other way too). We’ve seen enough to know he’s the man in Tampa for a while, even if the Bucs don’t repeat 10-6 this year they need to pay him and have the cash available now

  22. i would like to see this at the end of the year, with thier win-loss records. i’m willing to bet the top 10 with the most cap space listed above don’t make the playoffs.

  23. Don’t worry Ram’s fans, we will get some cap relief next year. Sam Bradford’s contract was loaded for the first two years (2010 and 2011). Here is the remainder of his contract according to Rotoworld.
    2011 $405,000 + $17,974,000 signing bonus; 2012 $1,205,000; 2013 $2,005,000; 2014 $2,805,000; 2015 $3,605,000; 2016 Free Agent

  24. FIRST- @capslockkey

    Dont think we are complaining, just are questioning why we have some holes to fill with so much money to spend. So go play.

    second- @ general public

    Once 2012 season starts, these teams will be forced to spend money ( hence the new agreement). So next offseason should be an exciting one for most teams ( *coughs* except the eagles, they are screwed for years if this year doesnt pan out)

  25. @bmmayhew

    When someone has the name”Cj2k”, they shouldn t get paid nada. CJ would work just fine. I honestly think the titans should trade him now and prepare for future. He is great now but I dont see it lasting. Besides him being small, that is all they have so that is all the teams are going to go after. His shelf life just got cut in half. I see him having a year like larry johnson did after his holdout. Good luck with that guy. P.S. I do think he should get paid way more then he is getting though, but AP is the best back in league and I am not a Vikes fan

  26. Alright!! Let’s see how much CAP HELL those deadbeat Redskins are in! Inmates running the asylum! Snyder sucks! Allen sucks! Shanny sucks!! I bet they’re 50 mil ove….. oh… 11 mill under. Damn.

    *shuffles away slowly*

  27. @feldman9000

    Did you watch football in 2009? The Vikings had a great season and loads of talent, all stemming from not being afraid to spend money for game changers. It’s just nice to see an owner that will spend to the cap to try and remain competitive, that’s all I was really getting at. Not sure if you follow the Vikings at all but our previous owner was cheap and traded away stars to save money come contract time. It’s not the owner’s fault we sucked last year.

  28. I don’t blame Chiefs ownership for not spending money they don’t have.

    I was in KC on business last week and they are openly selling season tickets in TV commercials. Where I live, there are 28,000 on the waiting list for season tix.

    Last year, I recall at least 2 situations (maybe 3) where a local tv station bought the remaining tickets to avoid a blackout.

    This team hasn’t played in a Super Bowl in 40 years, hasn’t won a playoff game in 18 years and has only won a combined 16 games in the past 3 years.

    This is a 2 sport town, and if they don’t want it to be a 1 sport town, they better stay under their operating budget as long as they can – otherwise, they may be forced to move markets.

  29. Broncofanatic7 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 4:22 PM
    Denver has 24.5 million? We need some DT’s. But it looks like we will have to wait until next year.

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    Just because a team has cap space it doesnt necessarily mean that they have those dollars to spend. Cap space is what you can spend. If you have it as a business.

  30. ajknox88 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 4:54 PM
    My lions are at the bottom of the list because they are still recovering from the Millen era and HAD to buy those expensive FA’s like Julian Peterson for example. But I would expect them in the next couple of years start to be more in the middle of the pack from building through the draft instead of FA’s.

    They are at the bottom of the list because having a top 5 pick in every draft for 10 + years tends to eat up a lot of cap space with all the guaranteed money you have to pay first rounders drafted that high. Justsayin

  31. brazy44 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 5:23 PM
    i would like to see this at the end of the year, with thier win-loss records. i’m willing to bet the top 10 with the most cap space listed above don’t make the playoffs.
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    Again. It is a business. Cap space does not equate to spendable dollars. If a team has a bottom line operating income of 4 million dollars in a fiscal year and then goes and spends the 24 million that they are under the cap how are they going to make up that 20 million dollar hit to the expense sheet? If they win they may sell more tickets and merchandise but thats gambling. Financial strapped teams need to watch their expenses and not blindly spend to the point of ruin. This isnt a video game. Its business.

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  33. Some of these numbers are misleading because there are teams, in light of the changes in spending rules coming soon, are holding back cap space now to fill when they extend younger players.

    There’s also the problem of there not being enough talent available in free agency to fill roster holes, let alone swallow up that cap space. It’s great to say “we have x million in cap room available, now let’s find some .” But when you’re looking at the Roy Williams and Roy Williams of the world to sign a contract and fail to make the roster, it really makes more sense to save that money to keep your own.

  34. dasportsninja says: Aug 29, 2011 4:08 PM

    That is alot of money still on the table league wide. There is no way the league as a whole is spending to 98 percent of the cap.
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    They don’t have to until 2013, best believe some of these teams are doing this with that fact in mind.

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