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Team-by-team cap numbers, from NFL’s calculations

The available cap space for the various NFL teams leaks from time to time, either based on NFLPA calculations or the NFL’a numbers.  (Recently, the NFLPA publicized the numbers to demonstrate that plenty of teams had plenty of money to spend, even if few were spending.)

Earlier today, we quoted some cap numbers, based on the NFLPA’s calculations.  Since then, we’ve gotten our hands on the NFL’s calculations for each team, as of Monday.

“So why don’t you shut up and post them already?”


Browns:  $33.4 million.

Buccaneers:  $28.8 million.*

Bengals:  $28.1 million.

Jaguars:  $25.9 million.

Eagles:  $23.1 million.

Packers:  $15.6 million.

Bills:  $13.4 million.

Cardinals:  $9.4 million.

Colts:  $9.3 million.

Dolphins:  $9.2 million.

Patriots:  $8.7 million.

Broncos:  $8.4 million.

Seahawks:  $7.2 million.

Vikings:  $6.8 million.

Lions:  $6.7 million.

Titans:  $6.3 million.

Chargers:  $6.2 million.

Panthers:  $5.8 million.

Cowboys:  $4.8 million.

Jets:  $4.7 million.

Ravens:  $4.3 million.

Giants:  $3.9 million.

Chiefs:  $3.9 million.

Rams:  $3.7 million.

Texans:  $3.3 million.

Bears:  $3.1 million.

Raiders:  $3.1 million.

Falcons:  $2.6 million.

Saints:  $1.6 million.

Steelers:  $1.0 million.

49ers:  $825,000.

Redskins:  $29,000.

*The Buccaneers number does not include the Darrelle Revis contract, which has a 2013 cap number of $16 million.

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27 Responses to “Team-by-team cap numbers, from NFL’s calculations”
  1. allmeatnopotatoes says: Apr 23, 2013 1:40 PM

    Don’t the teams need to get to less than 14 million to reach the salary cap floor ?

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 23, 2013 1:43 PM

    The National Fixed League robbed the Redskins of 36 million. No worries… Shanahan, Superhuman and the rest of the lockerrom will not be stopped from winning Lombardi #4 this season. #RespecttheRedskins

  3. jonsilver1947 says: Apr 23, 2013 1:43 PM

    Does the Jets’ number include the addition of whatever cap money is freed up by the Revis trade?

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 23, 2013 1:49 PM

    “The National Fixed League robbed the Redskins of 36 million.”

    Lol keep crying logicalvoices.

    1998-1999 Broncos under Shanahan win Super Bowls then fined heavily and docked draft picks for salary cap cheating.

    2010 Shanahan takes over the Redskins and surprise surprise, plays salary cap games against repeated league warnings that teams that went too far in the uncapped year would be penalized.

    The league stole nothing. Shanny has been cap cheating for many years.

  5. tybme says: Apr 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    Yep them darn NFL suits forced Washedupington to disregard their instructions while (almost) every other team in the NFL played fair.

    Gotta hate it when that happens.

  6. hlmatty1 says: Apr 23, 2013 1:57 PM

    Thing is, these numbers do not count either the rookie pool of about $4 million per team or the amount needed to sign replacements for IR guys….when do they need to get that under cap?

  7. dumbasdirt says: Apr 23, 2013 1:58 PM

    So according to this list, 14 teams have less than 5 Million in cap space. But it will cost about 6 million in cap space per team (on average) to sign all of their draft picks.

    The Chiefs have less than 4 Million in cap space but their 1st pick alone will cost them 5 Million in cap space.

    So how can those 14 teams have money to sign their draft picks without cutting other players?

  8. doug1grohlin says: Apr 23, 2013 2:00 PM

    Safe to say that the teams with the top ten caps aren’t going to win the Superbowl this year.

    I’m aware that the Pack are in the top ten.

  9. ad2k13 says: Apr 23, 2013 2:13 PM

    The Saints are saving their 1.6 million for a Vicodin cabinet refill for Joe Vitt.

  10. skinsfansince71 says: Apr 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    tybme says: Apr 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    Yep them darn NFL suits forced Washedupington to disregard their instructions while (almost) every other team in the NFL played fair.

    Gotta hate it when that happens.

    Is this your first post on this site?More than half of the teams dumped salary into the “uncapped”year but only two teams had their cap space reduced,how is that playing fair????

  11. realistjoe says: Apr 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    The salary cap is based on the highest paid 51 players on a roster. The “rookie pool” will have minimal impact on teams who already have 51 players signed. For example, the first round pick will replace the 51st player’s cap number (ie. Houston – first rd pick of $2M will replace a minimum salary guy making $500K netting in $1.5M less of cap space). Once you get to 4th rd players, they may not be in the top 51 salaries on a given roster.

  12. skinsfansince71 says: Apr 23, 2013 2:17 PM

    Browns: $33.4 million.

    Buccaneers: $28.8 million.*

    Bengals: $28.1 million.

    Jaguars: $25.9 million.

    Have these teams reached the required spending for their cap space or are they saving for “next”year???

  13. adkfootballfan says: Apr 23, 2013 2:25 PM

    Can the remaining cap space for the Browns go to posting bail for their owner?

  14. nickster31 says: Apr 23, 2013 2:40 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Apr 23, 2013 1:43 PM
    The National Fixed League robbed the Redskins of 36 million. No worries… Shanahan, Superhuman and the rest of the lockerrom will not be stopped from winning Lombardi #4 this season. #RespecttheRedskins

    Make me a bet? If the Redskins with the Super Bowl this year, I will go to EVERY SINGLE comment you make and like it. If they don’t – you quit leaving comments!


  15. jetsflyinghigh says: Apr 23, 2013 2:42 PM


    jets actually get hit with a what I believe is $3 million cap charge with the trading of revis.

  16. mwindle1973 says: Apr 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    Have to keep in mind a few million for rookie salary pool. And also most teams leave a pool for to replace injured players through the season if they can afford to. Probably both totaling somewhere in 5-8M range. Also some teams will need to leave money as much as possible to rollover to the next year if they have young guys who need re-signed or extended. And another area not often thought about, is teams will go back to the free agent pool, looking to fill needs they couldn’t in the draft.

  17. mwindle1973 says: Apr 23, 2013 3:51 PM

    @Florio…how does the minimum cap thing work, any idea? Is it tracked year by year? Or is it a rolling average over a number of years?

  18. billinlouisiana says: Apr 23, 2013 4:12 PM

    It is done on a rolling avg over the next 4 years. It will also include ALL cash payments made to ANY player even the camp bodies used during the off season.

  19. mazblast says: Apr 23, 2013 5:57 PM

    If you think the Giants or Patriots would ever be disciplined for going over the cap, I have a bridge and some swampland in Florida that you may want to buy. Conversely, if the Redskins or Saints go over by a dollar, you can bet that The Great Roger Goodell Live And In Person will be on the podium announcing their penalty.

  20. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Apr 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    The 49ers have 14 draft picks and $825,000 with which to sign them? No doubt there are some nervous veterans on that roster… especially those with some fat contracts.

  21. jayoneil says: Apr 23, 2013 11:32 PM

    How can a team of NOBODIES, like the Chargers, be only 6M under the cap.

  22. amplayer21 says: Apr 24, 2013 12:49 AM

    The Cleveland Browns are pursuing Tim Tebow for a Situational QB. You heard it here fist!!!

  23. mwindle1973 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:59 PM

    @billin louisiana…thanks for the answer on the minimum cap question!

  24. bpeterson464 says: Apr 24, 2013 6:15 PM

    wow, even with the additions that the seahawks made they are still at 7.2 million under? that’s crazy!

  25. mrmrsdailey says: Apr 27, 2013 8:32 AM

    The handful of teams who have major dollars left under the salary cap are in great position to sign additional vets when the cuts are announced June1 and then after the next cuts. They will be active in the ongoing FA signing period which continues plus they may choose to extend their younger player’s current contracts. Once the rookies are signed and they have both met the salary floor completed their needed spending the additional monies can be brought forward to next season.

  26. oldbyrd says: Apr 28, 2013 2:37 PM

    The Philadelphia Eagles are back. Add the cap for cut vet’s and Chip’s boy’s will …. _ …..Fly Eagles Fly.

  27. rg3isamericasqb says: May 9, 2013 4:17 PM

    Why did the NFL not fine teams for UNDERSPENDING in the uncapped year? Isnt that the same as overspending and not in the “spirit of the game?” So it’s not ok for teams to overpay players but its ok for them to underpay players. Got it.

    It actually was a blessing though. You’ll see how well we do with the league’s smallest cap number. If we go 8-8, it’s a success in my book given the circumstances. At least the cap doesnt allow Snyder to go spending crazy in free agency (even though he’s stopped since Shanny has arrived). Next year we’ll have full cap room and lots of options. Football, get here already!!!!

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