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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.

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67 Responses to “Updated cap space, as of August 29”
  1. quiettexan says: Aug 29, 2011 4:06 PM

    i wouldn’t mind you doing this again when the season starts after all the cuts.

  2. 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.

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

  3. castleofcheese says: Aug 29, 2011 4:07 PM

    Wow, the Vikings are only $370k under the cap… talk about a poorly run front office.

  4. dasportsninja says: Aug 29, 2011 4:07 PM

    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.

  5. gottapoop says: Aug 29, 2011 4:08 PM

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. carolinethedog says: Aug 29, 2011 4:09 PM

    …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

  8. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Aug 29, 2011 4:10 PM

    Miami is always middle of the pack, just saying. I hope they spend the rest on the O-Line.

  9. carolinethedog says: Aug 29, 2011 4:10 PM

    Thumbs up if you think Roy E. Williams is a total bum.

  10. medtxpack says: Aug 29, 2011 4:11 PM

    crazy to see that only 5 or 6 teams out of the top half made the playoffs last year.

  11. dealer009 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:14 PM

    Very interesting, thank-you!

  12. feldman9000 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:14 PM

    @vikesorgtfo

    and where has that got you?

  13. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Aug 29, 2011 4:14 PM

    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!

  14. Vegas Guy says: Aug 29, 2011 4:18 PM

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

  15. bigdawg24 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:19 PM

    Kansas City Cheaps !

  16. bsandcs says: Aug 29, 2011 4:20 PM

    For some reason all the teams that start with B are right at the top there. weird coincidence.

  17. 1nationraidernation says: Aug 29, 2011 4:21 PM

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

  18. dccowboy says: Aug 29, 2011 4:22 PM

    With the Gurode cut, Dallas is now $12 million under the cap.

  19. 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.

  20. waitingguilty says: Aug 29, 2011 4:22 PM

    Bengals in the top 3?

    NO WAY!

  21. kolb2fitz says: Aug 29, 2011 4:23 PM

    HOPE CARDS CAN USE THAT 9 MIL TO FIND A CORNER

  22. philyeagles5 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:26 PM

    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.

  23. olstile1 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:27 PM

    Does this mean if Vikings have injury problems, they can’t sign anyone?

  24. vsharp98 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:27 PM

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

  25. capslockkey says: Aug 29, 2011 4:29 PM

    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.

  26. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Aug 29, 2011 4:29 PM

    Teams don’t have to spend 90% of the cap until next year. Right?

  27. bturner032002 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:30 PM

    like the one they sent to philly?

  28. TowedJumper1982 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:30 PM

    I also need an update by Saturday and I need those TPS reports by Sunday..

  29. iamgoodkid says: Aug 29, 2011 4:31 PM

    hey guys you want to see me dance? wow thats alot of money teams are spending that includes the small markets

  30. seneca1ss says: Aug 29, 2011 4:32 PM

    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

  31. Meloship of the Ring says: Aug 29, 2011 4:33 PM

    al davis the cap-ologist. say what you want about him but he knows how to work the cap. raiders were like 20 mil over at one point

  32. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 4:34 PM

    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.

  33. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:42 PM

    Someone better save some of that cheddar for T.O baby!

  34. purpleguy says: Aug 29, 2011 4:42 PM

    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.

  35. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    Thumbs up for whoever wants to see iamgoodkid dance off a cliff.

  36. gbfan says: Aug 29, 2011 4:45 PM

    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.

  37. bigtrav425 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:49 PM

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

  38. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 4:50 PM

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

  39. 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.

  40. wethog66 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:54 PM

    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.

  41. rajbais says: Aug 29, 2011 5:08 PM

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

  42. scardino says: Aug 29, 2011 5:09 PM

    I see some teams up there that do not seem to be getting good value for their money.

  43. thefiesty1 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:14 PM

    Where’s Lamar Hunt when you need him??? C’mon Chiefs, spend a little money!!

  44. row60 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:18 PM

    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.
    ———

    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.

  45. bucbearpig says: Aug 29, 2011 5:23 PM

    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

  46. 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.

  47. azjohnny says: Aug 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    the teams don’t have to spend 98% of the salary cap until the 2013 season

  48. pppath says: Aug 29, 2011 5:32 PM

    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

  49. gottapoop says: Aug 29, 2011 5:35 PM

    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)

  50. dmiller68 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    Hey Seahawks can you go and spend the 18m on a real QB and O-Line. Instead of getting these washed up clipboard monkeys.

  51. bmmayhew says: Aug 29, 2011 6:17 PM

    Titans need to use some of that $7.9 to renegotiate CJ2K ASAP!!!!

  52. unclemoobaa1911 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:35 PM

    what is up with iamgoodkid? you need to lay off the basalts.

  53. gottapoop says: Aug 29, 2011 6:40 PM

    @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

  54. tiffpats4eva says: Aug 29, 2011 6:43 PM

    The Vikings are on welfare and foodstamps.

  55. skins23 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:52 PM

    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*

  56. vikesorgtfo says: Aug 29, 2011 7:16 PM

    @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.

  57. sullijo1 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:19 PM

    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.

  58. tdk24 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    Does Favre account for any dead money?

  59. supersuckers3 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:52 PM

    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.

    ———

    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.

  60. samoanjungle says: Aug 29, 2011 7:53 PM

    Chortles Mike Brown “See we are not the cheapest in the league”

    Yes, I used the word “chortles” in a sentence.

  61. joetoronto says: Aug 29, 2011 8:32 PM

    And out in front of the pack yet again, the Kansas City Cheapskates.

  62. paintan8 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    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

  63. supersuckers3 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:58 PM

    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.
    ——-

    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.

  64. oopsnaly says: Aug 29, 2011 10:28 PM

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  65. souldogdave says: Aug 29, 2011 11:25 PM

    Please lose the hooker/troll.

  66. fsfwannabe says: Aug 29, 2011 11:26 PM

    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.

  67. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:16 PM

    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.
    ——–

    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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