Remaining 2011 cap space, by team

[Editor’s note:  With teams now able to carry over their excess cap space from one year to the next, here’s a look at each team’s remaining 2011 cap space, as of February 12, 2012.]

Jaguars:  $31.66 million.

Broncos:  $27.88 million.

Buccaneers:  $25.05 million.

Chiefs:  $24.01 million.

Seahawks:  $21.27 million.

Bills:  $19.29 million.

Bengals:  $17.59 million.

Cowboys:  $17.14 million.

49ers:  $16.87 million.

Redskins:  $13.6 million.

Eagles:  $11.01 million.

Dolphins:  $9.05 million.

Browns:  $8.98 million.

Jets:  $8.39 million.

Titans:  $8.11 million.

Bears:  $7.74 million.

Cardinals:  $7.04 million.

Patriots:  $6.66 million.

Ravens:  $6.18 million.

Packers:  $5.48 million.

Saints:  $4.22 million.

Rams:  $3.5 million.

Raiders:  $3.23 million.

Panthers:  $2.8 million.

Colts:  $2.5 million.

Chargers:  $2.1 million.

Vikings:  $1.95 million.

Lions:  $1.47 million.

Texans:  $1.08 million.

Giants:  $1.06 million.

Falcons:  $747,000.

Steelers:  $506,000.

22 responses to “Remaining 2011 cap space, by team

  1. Just wondering, if say the Jags or Seahawks carry over 20 million it would raise their cap to 144million. But wouldn’t playing one year at 20million above the Cap cause huge problems for the future?? I would see this being useful for teams to carry over 2 or 3 millions but going crazy over the cap seems like a bad idea.

  2. These teams can use the carryover cap to restructure big contracts to give big bonuses now and make future numbers smaller…

  3. After the “Daniel Snyder-esq” spending spree of last season…so the haters call it…

    Once the Eagles cut Asante Samuels and his $9.5 million cap hit…

    Hrmm…looks like the “Lawyers” that are the Eagles brass are doing pretty durn good job.

    I’m gonna enjoy Vincent Jackson in Eagle green!

    Go Eagles!

  4. I’d be more intersted in a the league-wide list that states how much each team HAS to spend to get to the minimum threshold…

    Those FA punters are gonna get some pretty big contracts!

  5. I would be pissed if I were a fan of some of those top teams that are almost $30 million under the cap. They have the money to spend yet they don’t and continue to put garbage out on the field. And they wonder why nobody supports them and the games get blacked out.

  6. Inside the Numbers:

    Really Interesting when you break the league into four parts, lump the middle 16 teams together and look at the high and low of the remaining 16 teams:

    Top 8 teams (who have the most cap room left over from 2011). These teams had a combined regular season record of 54-74 and have a total cap space remaining of $183.89 million.

    The middle 16 teams had a combined record of 138-118 and have a combined cap space remaining of $122.86 million.

    The bottom 8 teams had a combined record of 64-64 and have a combined cap space remaining of $11.4 million.

    The “sweet spot” for next year looks to be teams in the middle, who had a combined “good season” in 2011 and have cap space to carry over to next season. Of course, the Giants won the Super Bowl and most teams would gladly take that outcome over have a few extra dollars the following year.

  7. We need a list of the “dead money” or “forward guaranteed/amortized bonus” on the books as well.

    It matters what going on in the out years as well.

    These numbers can be misleading.

  8. So the Ravens could use the carryover to pay for 3/4 of franchising Rice then work on signing Flacco, Grubbs and Webb long term? That sounds too good to be true?

  9. “These teams can use the carryover cap to restructure big contracts to give big bonuses now and make future numbers smaller…”

    Sort of, cept you have it backwards. Give big bonsus now to get under the cap, and future number balloon causing huge cap problems.

  10. “And they wonder why nobody supports them and the games get blacked out.”

    And franchise owners still get paid because of profit sharing with good teams and bad

  11. because of palmers “retirement” the bengals had to keep 12 mil free……in case he “unretired” in the middle of the season to screw them. so there number should have been around the ravens and packers.

  12. cornersss: “Sort of, cept you have it backwards. Give big bonsus now to get under the cap, and future number balloon causing huge cap problems.”

    No, he had it right the first time. You’re talking about giving a big SIGNING bonus which as you say would cause future cap problems. That doesn’t help use up your cap carryover much.

    He’s talking about taking some of their future money and giving it in 2012 as a ROSTER bonus which hits the cap in 2012 only and uses up the excess cap room. Which leaves more cap room in future years since you paid them already. The risk is the player may not perform and you cut him and he keeps the money for years he doesn’t play for you.

  13. This is absolutely ridiculous the Steelers have no money to spend, but have a boat load of mediocre players on the team getting paid. This is what you call a REAL NFL career. Become a Steeler put your kids through college, pay the mortgage, a nice long career. What ever happened to being the most feared team in the league. Teams used to run from Steeler LBs now they are targeting them. Go out and get some real talent on defense. Not a middle Linebacker they look to isolate on 4th down.

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