11 teams still have more than $10 million in cap space


Last week, 13 teams had more than $10 million in cap space.  As of today, that number is down to 11.

Still, this means that more than one third of the league has plenty of spending room.

They are Jaguars ($28.3 million); Browns ($27.2 million); Buccaneers ($26.3 million); Bengals ($25.9 million); Eagles ($25.7 million); Packers ($17.7 million); Bills ($16.3 million); Jets ($12.5 million); Cardinals ($11.5 million); Colts ($11.4 million); Patriots ($10.2 million).

The full list, based on NFLPA calculations of cap space, is right here.

At the other end of the spectrum are the Redskins at $669,000 and the Rams at  $506,000.

In the offseason, only the top 51 contracts count toward the spending maximum.

22 responses to “11 teams still have more than $10 million in cap space

  1. That list must look nice for a Steelers fan to look and see the 3 other teams in their division the Jaguars, Browns, Bengals are 1,2,4 on the list of teams who at least at the bottom are cheap & have 25+ million of cap room they won’t use. As a Raiders fan I could only dream of the day my team had 25 mil to spend in the offseason.

  2. You can take the Cardinals off that list. Carson Palmer’s 2013 cap hit will be $6+ mil & hadn’t been accounted for in their total. That leaves them at most about $5.5 mil.

  3. I thought there was a rule built into the new CBA that teams had to spend at least 90% of the salary cap every year. With the kind of room the Jaguars, Browns, Bucs, Bengals, and Eagles have, what do they do with it? And what penalty do they face if they don’t spend it all? It’s not like signing their draft picks will take up that much cap space.

  4. Can’t be true ,impossible, all we heard for months was how bad the Jets cap situation was .

  5. Street the Packers restructure Rodgers’s and Clay Matthews’s contracts, they’ll be under that number. BJ Raji will be next.

  6. The scary thing is the Bengals get better every year and have a ton of money out there and the Raiders second round pick as well.

  7. Jags have already surrendered the season for Manziel or Bridgewater in next years draft. Why spend the money now?

    I’m taking the same approach.

  8. Teams only have to spend 90% accumulative over four years so they wont face a penalty for not spending up to the cap on a yearly basis though I’m not sure if there is a floor…..

  9. As overthecap.com points out, reported cap space is not the same as effective cap space. Using the example of the Jets, assuming they trade Revis:

    Start: $13 million- Reported cap room for the Jets
    Less: $4 million- Loss of cap space in a trade of Revis due to acceleration of bonuses paid
    Less: $480,000- Replacement of Revis on roster by 52nd highest cap player
    Less: $5.6 million- Estimated Year One Rookie Pool Allocation for Jets 7 draft picks
    Add: $1.92 million- Rookie displacement of players 48-51 in the current salary cap ($480,000 x 4)
    Add: $1.215 million- Removing the base salaries from the rookie pool for players who do not displace a current top 51 contract ($405,000 x 3)
    Less: $960,000- For players 52 and 53 who will now count against the cap once the season begins
    Less: $816,000- Maintaining an 8 player Practice Squad for the season (8 x 17 x $6,000)
    Finish: $4.279 million- This is the Jets effective cap space for the season.

  10. @icdogg
    nice try but you forgot to subtract revis salary from the cap instead of adding on all the accelerators to his contract as if he played the whole season here

  11. Sadly, being left with cap space at this stage of free agency, is like showing up at the chinese buffet 15 minutes before closing time. You’re starving, and those last couple servings of sushi may look OK…

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