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Team-by-team cap space, as of March 11

[Editor’s note:  The following list shows the cap space for each team, as of Sunday, March 11.  Transactions occurring after 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 9 are not reflected.  For example, the Vikings will have more space as of Monday, due to the termination of the contracts of several players.  Also, the Jets will have more cap space, given the extension of Mark Sanchez’s contract.  The numbers is based on the 2012 unadjusted cap of $120.6 million, any 2011 carryover, any adjustments, and franchise tenders.]

Bengals:  $49.9 million under.

Broncos:  $44.7 million under.

Buccaneers:  $42.7 million under.

Jaguars:  $40.6 million under.

Chiefs:  $32.5 million under.

Redskins:  $31.1 million under.

Bills:  $30.8 million under.

Seahawks:  $29.8 million under.

Titans:  $28.1 million under.

Bears:  $22.6 million under.

49ers:  $21.8 million under.

Browns:  $17.4 million under.

Patriots:  $16.2 million under.

Chargers:  $14.9 million under.

Ravens:  $14.45 million under.

Dolphins:  $11.8 million under.

Colts:  $11.6 million under.

Steelers:  $10.5 million under.

Eagles:  $9.6 million under.

Vikings:  $7.9 million under.

Jets:  $7.1 million under.

Falcons:  $5.8 million under.

Packers:  $5.4 million under.

Saints:  $5.2 million under.

Cowboys:  $4.7 million under.

Rams:  $1.2 million under.

Giants:  $3.8 million over.

Texans:  $4.7 million over.

Panthers:  $5.3 million over.

Raiders:  $7.4 million over.

Lions:  $11.5 million over.

Cardinals:  $16.4 million over.

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28 Responses to “Team-by-team cap space, as of March 11”
  1. joshmanning91 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:13 PM

    I’m shocked that the Raiders aren’t over the cap. With all the very expensive signing they made (Routt, Seymour, Palmer, and Wimbley) you think they be over $25 Million over the cap.

  2. joshmanning91 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:15 PM

    Correction: They are over the cap, but I thought they would be in the “deep red” in cap space.

  3. bullethead527 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:15 PM

    How are the cards 16 mil over, and they are trying to get Manning?????

  4. moonischasinme says: Mar 11, 2012 11:15 PM

    THIS makes Denver the front runner. He will want to bring other Colts with him. Lots and lots of cash in Denver to spend.

  5. cjepp says: Mar 11, 2012 11:16 PM

    Broncos: $44.7 million under.

    Cardinals: $16.4 million over.

    Manning: Denver.

  6. roamingabriel says: Mar 11, 2012 11:22 PM

    No wonder the Bungles have blackouts!!!!!

    I’d say the Cards are out of the PM tournament based on this. The FO is asleep or downright incompetent. They should have been making moves anticipating what happened today.

    He’s going to Denver for sure!

  7. sdisme says: Mar 11, 2012 11:37 PM

    So exactly how are the Cardinals going after Peyton Manning?

  8. galvestontexans says: Mar 11, 2012 11:42 PM

    Texans need to cut Jacoby Jones that will free up some cap space and get rid of an overpaid waste of space

  9. baddegg says: Mar 11, 2012 11:48 PM

    How is it that the Redskins “always overspend” and yet they have the sixth most cap space of any team. I thought they were perpetually in cap trouble?

  10. mataug says: Mar 11, 2012 11:50 PM

    One would have never thought of seeing a Dan Snyder owned team in the top-6 of available cap space. How times have changed :)
    Mr. Vincent Jackson, welcome to Washington DC.

  11. steelgrave says: Mar 11, 2012 11:54 PM

    Geez, how the hell can the Rams be 1.2 million under and have such a crappy team? What are they doing, burning the money???

  12. mjkelly77 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:36 AM

    Who’s going to flush their money away by signing Manning???

    THIS JUST IN … Manning says he’ll sign with whoever offers him the most money as long as he doesn’t have to throw beforehand.

    Per Sister Dulcilia, my Latin teacher: Caveat emptor.

  13. cincybert says: Mar 12, 2012 12:39 AM

    With the Bengals coming in almost $50 million under the cap you would think that Mike Brown could at least trade in his Chevy Lumina for a better ride.

  14. randomguy9999 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:44 AM

    there could be some crazy moves coming up to make PM room available

  15. crisis182 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:59 AM

    Wow, I’d love to see a breakdown on the Cardinals players likely to be cut or restructured. I believe the Raiders were like $30 mil over last week before all those moves they made. Can the Cards to the same? If not, goodbye Mr Manning.

    And man do I hate the Broncos but it looks good for them.

    Then again, there are a lot of guys that would probably play for cheap to come with Manning.

  16. mauricebrewington says: Mar 12, 2012 1:04 AM

    I find it hard to believe the Texans are not persuing Peyton. With that run game, o-line, and defense it’s really a no brainer.Not to mention the revenge factor with Indy. For anyone who says,”but they have Schaub?” That’s what we call a nickel holding up a dollar. Instant superbowl favorites. I’m not even a fan but Id love to see the other Texas team win before the Joneses. Make it happen already.

  17. jfodagreat says: Mar 12, 2012 1:10 AM

    LoL at the Raiders wasting most of their picks & doesnt it seem like they always over the cap every year. Davis is gone & they still have management issues………….LoL

  18. danrooneyii says: Mar 12, 2012 3:00 AM

    So the Steelers can’t sign Wallace when they’re $10.5 million under but the Cards can sign Peyton Manning when they’re $16.4 million over. Makes sense.

  19. tonymontana45 says: Mar 12, 2012 3:21 AM

    mauricebrewington:

    Maybe because they are 4 million over the cap and they aren’t a QB away from a championship…

  20. ty46 says: Mar 12, 2012 3:56 AM

    Either this list is false or the February 28 list is.

    On that list Colts had 12+ million cap space, since then, they cut guys, creating an additional 8 million and signed Mathis, with less than 6 million as 2012 cap number, and now they are supposed to have less, than before.

  21. timtheenchanter1 says: Mar 12, 2012 7:45 AM

    When the Cards cut underachieving tackle Levi Brown they free up almost $15m cap space. That doesn’t get them under, but it certainly gets them close enough that a few other cuts or restructures could get them a fair amount of space. They wouldn’t be flirting with Manning if they didn’t have a plan to free up the space needed to get him.

    Wait, forget that last sentence; this is the Bidwells we’re talking about.

  22. godofwine330 says: Mar 12, 2012 8:56 AM

    The Browns with just $17.4 million under? You would think we’d have a better team spending as much as we have.

  23. docboss says: Mar 12, 2012 11:50 AM

    steelgrave says:Mar 11, 2012 11:54 PM

    Geez, how the hell can the Rams be 1.2 million under and have such a crappy team? What are they doing, burning the money???

    Answer:
    1. High (expensive) draft picks before rookie salary scale; Bradford 6 years 78 million. Newton 4 years 22 million. Same thing for the past five years.
    2. Incredibly bad drafts 2002-2007 that required free agent ($$$) signings, especially in the o-line.
    3. 2011; toughest schedule in the NFL (.590)
    4. One of the highest “games lost by starters” in 2011. (STL 54, SF 18)
    5. Highest “total games lost” by all players in 2011. (10 DBs on injured reserve)
    6. OC who refused to taylor offensive scheme to suit the talent level of team.
    This is why an average team, that went 7-9 the year before and was favored by many pundits to win the NFC West in 2011, ended up with the second pick inspite of spending most of their cap.

  24. abillsfan11 says: Mar 12, 2012 1:38 PM

    the bills 30+ million under the cap.. say they will be active in free agency ..lets hope so.. just don’t spend the money stupidly.. don’t over spend for vince jackson supermario… get fred resigned to that extension he was promised draft a tackle and be smart with the second wideout donald jones is not a starter

  25. mojomagician says: Mar 12, 2012 4:04 PM

    Not sure how the Colts are only 11.6 under since they have dropped Manning, Addai, Brackett, Bullett, Clark. Also they have Wayne, Garcon, Saturday, Tamme and Gonzalez all as FAs who appear to be gone. I understand a lot of bonus money moved forward (about 38mil) but how on earth is it possible
    after losing 20 players from the team via cuts and free agency including the highest paid player in the NFL. The Colts currently have zero QBs on the roster.

  26. patsfiend says: Mar 12, 2012 9:03 PM

    mojomagician says:
    Mar 12, 2012 4:04 PM
    Not sure how the Colts are only 11.6 under since they have dropped Manning, Addai, Brackett, Bullett, Clark. Also they have Wayne, Garcon, Saturday, Tamme and Gonzalez all as FAs who appear to be gone. I understand a lot of bonus money moved forward (about 38mil) but how on earth is it possible
    after losing 20 players from the team via cuts and free agency including the highest paid player in the NFL. The Colts currently have zero QBs on the roster.
    ————————
    Hey Andrew Luck…. ENJOY!

  27. htown1035 says: Mar 12, 2012 10:10 PM

    mauricebrewington:

    Maybe because they are 4 million over the cap and they aren’t a QB away from a championship…
    ——————————-

    One of the best offenses in the NFL

    Was the #2 defense in the NFL last year.

    Great running game.

    Andre Johnson.

    Yeah, actually they are just a QB away…

  28. silvernblak says: Mar 17, 2012 7:48 PM

    That puts the Titans and the 49’s in the Manning attack. But if Manning really has any brains at all? I would be signing with the 49’s yesterday!!! They have the best chance to getting back to the bowl next year. The Donkeys aint got a chance in hell and the Titans? except for the contract for life the Titans are offering Manning, aint a chance in hell either one of those teams contend anytime soon. Manning aint got alot of time left if hes after a ring!!! Look for the 49’s to sign him real soon if anybody in the Manning camp has a brain their head!!!

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