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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.

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22 Responses to “Remaining 2011 cap space, by team”
  1. hutch119 says: Feb 12, 2012 3:17 PM

    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. thetooloftools says: Feb 12, 2012 3:32 PM

    Wow. My Browns are getting a huge R.O.I. return. They may as well burn it in a barrel at 1/2 time.

  3. finfanjim says: Feb 12, 2012 3:44 PM

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

  4. Shockblast Media says: Feb 12, 2012 3:48 PM

    Patriots: $6.66 million

    Not remotely shocking.

  5. londonbengal says: Feb 12, 2012 3:50 PM

    Wow.

    So Mike Brown is almost spending as much as Jerry Jones.

    Who’d ‘ve thunk it ?

    Didn’t realise Jerruh was that cheap……

  6. drew05 says: Feb 12, 2012 4:23 PM

    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!

  7. drew05 says: Feb 12, 2012 4:24 PM

    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!

  8. emoney826 says: Feb 12, 2012 4:42 PM

    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.

  9. babyjesus69 says: Feb 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    Niners have lots of room to tie down their players to multi year deals

  10. chademer07 says: Feb 13, 2012 1:14 AM

    I feel bad for the Vikes, theyre screwed.

  11. patcheatiots says: Feb 13, 2012 7:17 AM

    Patsie’s 6.66 Million…
    How Fitting for the most Corrupt Franchise…

  12. cali49er707 says: Feb 13, 2012 1:02 PM

    time re-sign our key FA’s & bring in a #1 WR GO9ERS

  13. sfsaintsfan says: Feb 13, 2012 3:04 PM

    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.

  14. kingjoe1 says: Feb 13, 2012 6:13 PM

    Wow! The Eagles have over 11 million even after putting together the Dream Team. Nice job Joe Banner.

  15. cwon14 says: Feb 13, 2012 8:20 PM

    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.

  16. qtraven says: Feb 13, 2012 8:35 PM

    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?

  17. notmanning says: Feb 13, 2012 9:30 PM

    Hmmmm…..I think I know why Jacksonville has the most room….

  18. cornersss says: Feb 14, 2012 7:43 AM

    “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.

  19. cornersss says: Feb 14, 2012 7:45 AM

    “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

  20. humphreybot says: Feb 14, 2012 10:03 PM

    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.

  21. gbrussell says: Feb 16, 2012 8:14 PM

    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.

  22. rodneyx001 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:28 AM

    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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