As of March 15, the Bengals had $38.9 million in cap space, second to the Broncos’ $40 million. Two weeks and a Peyton Manning signing later, the Bengals lead the way as of March 30 with $20.5 million.
The Broncos are now at No. 10, with $13.8 million.
At first blush, the idea that the Bengals chewed up $18.3 million in cap space seems unusual, but they’ve signed since March 15 tackle Travelle Wharton, safety Reggie Nelson, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, cornerback Pacman Jones, defensive end Jamaal Anderson, tackle Anthony Collins, defensive end Derrick Harvey, defensive tackle Pat Sims, and linebacker Manny Lawson (pictured).
The other teams in the top 10 with remaining cap space are the Jaguars ($20.2 million), Seahawks ($18.9 million), Browns ($18.5 million), Titans ($18.4 million), Buccaneers ($18.3 million), Chiefs ($17.0 million), Eagles ($16.2 million), and Vikings ($14.5 million).
At the other end of the spectrum are the Panthers ($623,000), Saints ($1.4 million), Ravens ($1.7 million), and Falcons ($1.8 million).
For the rest of the teams, check out the full list.