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Team-by-team cap space as of September 3

[Editor’s note:  The current team-by-team cap report as of September 3 appears below.  It remains based on the top 51 cap numbers for all players under contract.  The calculation converts to entire 53-man roster plus all players on injured reserve and other reserve lists at the launch of the regular season.]

Jaguars:  $28.7 million.

Chiefs:  $26.6 million.

Eagles:  $20.2 million.

Titans:  $17.0 million.

Bengals:  $15.2 million.

Buccaneers:  $14.9 million.

Browns:  $13.3 million.

Seahawks:  $13.2 million.

Packers:  $11.6 million.

Broncos:  $11.1 million.

Colts:  $10.1 million.

Patriots:  $10.0 million.

Cardinals:  $10.0 million.

Panthers:  $9.2 million.

Vikings:  $8.9 million.

Saints:  $8.2 million.

Jets:  $8.1 million.

Bills:  $7.9 million.

Redskins:  $7.5 million.

Bears:  $6.3 million.

Raiders:  $6.0 million.

Cowboys:  $5.3 million.

Ravens:  $5.3 million.

Steelers:  $4.5 million.

Chargers:  $4.1 million.

Dolphins:  $4.0 million.

Rams:  $4.0 million.

Giants:  $3.6 million.

49ers:  $3.5 million.

Falcons:  $3.4 million.

Lions:  $2.3 million.

Texans:  $2.3 million.

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22 Responses to “Team-by-team cap space as of September 3”
  1. Vegas Guy says: Sep 4, 2012 12:09 AM

    Ahhh.. Bengals in the top 5.. so surprising…

  2. wtfredskinsftw says: Sep 4, 2012 12:20 AM

    what is the amount that the teams have to spend? i know that there”s a floor.

  3. mike83ri says: Sep 4, 2012 12:21 AM

    How the F*** are the Dolphins so close to the cap?

  4. azredbirds says: Sep 4, 2012 12:57 AM

    How exactly are the Eagles so far under the cap? Didn’t they sign a truckload of guys just last year?

  5. beelicker says: Sep 4, 2012 1:18 AM

    Ummmm Vegas Guy, you do know this is a relative competitive advantage going forward, right?

    Funny how it corresponds to how much cap room the Bengals held available to cover Carson Palmer’s salary while he played his little game of holdout chicken with them last year … & which then carried forward into this year’s number.

  6. lightcleric says: Sep 4, 2012 2:11 AM

    Good that the Jaguars will have a lot of flexibility in free agency the next few years. Their fans need good news desperately and Khan was smart to not overpay free agents just to make noise.

  7. belgaron says: Sep 4, 2012 2:23 AM

    Jaguars…line up at the yellow school bus for game day transport…this year the pop machines are $5 each…make sure to submit $2500 for jerseys, pads, and helmets…oh, and if you don’t like ‘Tots for lunch there is a lunch wagon that will be parked by the community college field, just hurry back for the overhead projection of the scouting films, we found a speaker so no one will have to wear the plastic headphones…

  8. mwindle1973 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:26 AM

    Vegas Guy says: Sep 4, 2012 12:09 AM

    Ahhh.. Bengals in the top 5.. so surprising…


    Ahhh..Bengals being smart leaving money to pay increasing salaries as the cap stays stagnant over the next few seasons. Teams in the 5-6M range could fall into problems keeping their current players on the roster by next season or the next. And they are definitely going to have problems extending the big salaries when it’s time. The Bengals have many young players, and quite a few of them have expiring rookie contracts after this season and the next. If they were being cheap they could’ve chosen not to roll over the 30M from last year. Which they did not have to.

  9. lks311 says: Sep 4, 2012 3:19 AM

    Nice job, Khan. You won the battle with MJD, but, may be in trouble for the long haul.

    In the future, players will most certainly take the Jags money, but it likely will be the wrong players, with the wrong motives.

  10. applecool1981 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:09 AM

    I can’t believe that the Bills are one of the top 10 teams in lack of cap room; I’m pretty sure this is new for us. We’ll see if it’s worth it or not by about halfway through the season; hopefully our spending won’t be useless like the Redskins has been since shortly after their Superbowl victory over us in the early 90’s. Since almost every player is basically playing under an year to year contract these days, at least if this venture to spend to the cap fails, it can be semi-easily fixed by dumping either or both Fitzpatrick and Mario Williams if they don’t play to their contracts. Hopefully Williams plays well, as his contract has a really good bonus.

  11. applecool1981 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:12 AM

    oops, make that a top 15 team salary payer; I need to learn how to count.

  12. fatoldsun1 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:31 AM

    Ah, four teams cheaper than the Bengals. Java by a ton. And when the Bengals extend Atkins and maybe Dunlop, will be many more teams cheaper.

    Of the 8 top cap space teams. Guess which one made the playoffs. what’s wrong with the Rams, dolphins, and chargers?

  13. burgundyandgold says: Sep 4, 2012 8:10 AM

    What I find interesting is 13 teams have less cap room than the Redskins – including the Giants whose owner strong armed the league into stealing the Skins cap space.

  14. Mike Florio says: Sep 4, 2012 8:40 AM

    There’s no per-team floor until 2013.

  15. pkrjones says: Sep 4, 2012 9:22 AM

    With the 1st game being Wednesday, 9/05 (and therefore, “at the launch of the regular season” … shouldn’t you have just given us the full 53 + reserved lists as they stand, right now? The numbers are less dramatic, but certainly more accurate, right?

  16. bobnelsonjr says: Sep 4, 2012 11:00 AM

    The Packers are at 9th and the Patriots are at 12th in cap space.

    Some teams know how to operate.

  17. pettytom says: Sep 4, 2012 12:16 PM

    Florio is that Saint’s number with or without the contract of Vilma?

  18. newkirk850 says: Sep 4, 2012 1:10 PM

    Dolphins only have 4 million under the cap? Who are they paying? The lack of talent on this team is clearly visible. So, what are they paying for????

  19. sullijo1 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:33 PM

    They need to move the teams out of Jax and KC…..

    Jax is a joke, and KC hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993 – just not competitive.

    Move them to a real city where the owner can spend the money they have at their disposal.

  20. wtfredskinsftw says: Sep 4, 2012 9:11 PM

    The cap numbers listed are there under the preseason rules where only the top 51 players on the active roster count towards the cap. When the regular season starts tomorrow, the salaries of all 53 players on the roster plus those on injured reserve and other reserve lists will count against the cap.

  21. radrntn says: Sep 4, 2012 9:29 PM

    and the jags didn’t give MJD any mo $$$$$ , now thats funny

  22. bittersportspills says: Sep 4, 2012 11:45 PM

    Raiders $6M under the cap, instead of $230,000 under? Wow, Big Al really is gone.

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