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Updated cap numbers, as of July 15

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With camps opening soon and 31 rookies still unsigned and plenty of franchise players able to do long-term deals if at all by 4:00 p.m. ET Monday, let’s take a look, team-by-team, at the available cap space.

Typically, signing a franchise player to a long-term deal creates cap space.  Once the Saints’ cap number officially reflects Drew Brees‘ new deal, their remaining cap room will jump from $2.12 million to more than $8 million.

The Jaguars continue to have the most cap room, which could prompt running back Maurice Jones-Drew to continue to hold out.  And the Ravens continue to have the least, which will serve as an excuse for not extending Ed Reed or Joe Flacco, even though the Ravens could create cap space quickly, if they really want to.

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8 Responses to “Updated cap numbers, as of July 15”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 16, 2012 12:18 AM

    I think the Jags are quite prepared to move on without MJD. It isn’t even about the money. They like Rashad Jennings a lot, I don’t think there would be much of a dropoff in production. But more than that they want to change the direction of the offense. It’s Gabbert’s team now, and MoJo slows the transition down by weight of his presence.

  2. kvanhorn87 says: Jul 16, 2012 3:08 AM

    The Eagles still have $15 million and they signed both desean Jackson and McCoy! Something must be wrong here. Most commenters here have been telling us since last year that they will be in cap hell, unable to keep their players. Something illegal must be going on.

  3. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 16, 2012 4:05 AM

    All the bad teams seem to have the most cap space except for the Patriots and Packers who are well managed and have cap space.

  4. joetoronto says: Jul 16, 2012 4:56 AM

    “The Jaguars continue to have the most cap room”

    When a team has the most cap room of all, there are no excuses for the criticism it receives.

    Stop ripping off your fans and spend some money, Kahn.

  5. 49erstim says: Jul 16, 2012 7:54 AM

    Wow. Look at all those bad teams near the top of the list. I wonder if there is a correlation between cap room and winning percentage of a franchise? Hmmmmmm..

  6. daknight93 says: Jul 16, 2012 9:54 AM

    bad teams are too cheap to spend money and the good teams spend and stay on top

  7. shackdelrio says: Jul 16, 2012 11:08 AM

    The Jaguars have alot of key players in the final years of the contracts: RB Rashad Jennings, C Brad Meester, RT Eben Britton, DT Terrance Knighton, LB Daryl Smith, CB Derek Cox and K Josh Scobee (if he signs the franchise tender). The team is going to use their cap room to lock up those players.

    Jones-Drew has a contract for two more years. He can get in line.

  8. jaxjhawk says: Jul 16, 2012 11:13 AM

    What a minute, the Raider, Rams, Dolphins, Cardinals, Redskins, Bills, Seahawks, Panthers Vikings are in the top two-thirds and all those teams suck.

    I’ll take the bottom third, you can have the top two-thirds and lets see who wins the superbowl.
    Jaguars: $25.11 million.

    Chiefs, Bengals, Eagles, Buccaneers, Colts, Broncos, Packers, Patriots

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