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Monomach 02-06-2013 03:03 PM

2013 Up-to-Date Cap Space
 
Current Cap Space, Up-to-Date as of Mar 11, 1930 EST

THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE - ALL FURTHER PERSONNEL CHANGES WILL NOT BE RECORDED IN THIS POST

SALARY CAP 123.9M

Arizona $10.47M
Atlanta $20.07M
Baltimore $17.45M
Buffalo $20.13M
Carolina $5.26M
Chicago $4.81M
Cincinnati $45.86M
Cleveland $49.08M
Dallas $2.47M
Denver $12.47M
Detroit $7.72M
Green Bay $20.63M
Houston $9.19M
Indianapolis $42.68M
Jacksonville $34.83M
Kansas City $10.35M
Miami $32.33M
Minnesota $20.30M
New England $26.21M
New Orleans $3.36M
NY Giants $4.17M
NY Jets $6.62M
Oakland $6.86M
Philadelphia $29.86M
Pittsburgh $5.72M
San Diego $9.51M
San Francisco $5.32M
Seattle $17.54M
St. Louis $14.83M
Tampa Bay $31.40M
Tennessee $18.36M
Washington $7.12M


I will try to keep this up-to-date at least until free agency begins on March 13 in hopes that it will serve as a resource for those of you who want to mock offseason acquisitions. Cap space is going to dictate what teams can do. For example, Indianapolis and New Orleans both need 3-4 rush linebackers. Anthony Spencer is the best one on the market and will command a hefty contract. The likelihood of Indy being able to fit him in is great, due to their excess of cap space. Meanwhile, the likelihood of New Orleans signing him is miniscule, due to the team being over the cap right off the bat.

Wondering why your team is in red? You're above the salary cap. You're going to have to cut veterans, possibly useful players, to get back in line. Some space can be opened up by restructuring contracts with large base salaries, converting them into guaranteed money spread out over the remaining years of the contract...but remember that you are robbing Peter to pay Paul in these situations; restructuring too much will bite you in the ass hard in future seasons.

Please keep in mind that teams will need some cap space to sign their draft selections, too.

mightytitan9 02-06-2013 03:08 PM

Damn, beat me to it by 3 minutes lol. I will try to delete mine

Cigaro 02-06-2013 03:10 PM

Where are these numbers from?

Docta 02-06-2013 03:11 PM

Giants cut Ahmad Bradshaw and the Eagles cut Demetress Bell.

Wootylicous 02-06-2013 03:13 PM

This thread should be renamed : Let's all laugh at the Jets cap space.

Azhais 02-06-2013 03:16 PM

And if you want to know why your team has so little cap, this site is pretty handy:

http://www.spotrac.com/top-salaries/nfl/2013/cap-hit/

coordinator0 02-06-2013 03:17 PM

Nice, another reference that's finally right about Baltimore's cap space.

Ravens1991 02-06-2013 03:27 PM

Is that counting Ray Lewis's retirement?

Monomach 02-06-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Docta (Post 3267526)
Giants cut Ahmad Bradshaw and the Eagles cut Demetress Bell.

Tracked down the savings and penalties and put 'em in. Thanks!

2.75M to NYG and 6.9M (!!!) to PHI

mightytitan9 02-06-2013 03:33 PM

Can't wait for the titans to cut some people!

Monomach 02-06-2013 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ravens1991 (Post 3267558)
Is that counting Ray Lewis's retirement?

I didn't put it in because he hasn't filed the papers, but I guess I could. I mean, there's no way he backs out after all that hoopla.

Saves B'more 4.35M after the dead money is accounted for.

coordinator0 02-06-2013 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ravens1991 (Post 3267558)
Is that counting Ray Lewis's retirement?

I think it is but here's a more in-depth description of Baltimore's cap status heading into next season.

Shreckart 02-06-2013 04:24 PM

Wow. Colts have $46 million in space. That's a couple FAs maybe stepping in. What if they signed Bowe? I don't know if they would, but a Reggie Wayne, Hilton, and Bowe would be fun to watch. Or take care of some OL needs.

Trogdor 02-06-2013 04:35 PM

As the case with a number of teams the current cap is drastically higher than the actual hit with restructurings that will occur before the league cap goes into effect.

Just from running numbers with Dallas they can get to about $10million under the cap without even sweating thanks to the way some of their contracts are structured.

armageddon 02-06-2013 04:40 PM

The Rams will have 15-20 mill after a few cuts.

Monomach 02-06-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trogdor (Post 3267657)
As the case with a number of teams the current cap is drastically higher than the actual hit with restructurings that will occur before the league cap goes into effect.

Just from running numbers with Dallas they can get to about $10million under the cap without even sweating thanks to the way some of their contracts are structured.

If you're talking about restructuring in Dallas, sure, they could get under the cap like that...but then they'd implode next season. The cap's only going to go up by 6 or 7 percent again and they wouldn't be able to cut any of the big money guys because they'd have converted too much money into signing bonuses to gain breathing room for this year.

A lot of teams are having these problems because when they signed big contracts a few years ago, they expected the cap gains to keep being as big as they were in the past. That's not the case anymore and now everyone's starting to feel the pain.

SuperMcGee 02-06-2013 04:56 PM

Not bad. Will be interesting to see how they treat vets like Kelsay, McGee, and Wilson. Knowing the Bills, they'll probably be extended rather than released. That's something that transcends a regime. It's just what Bills football is all about.

PoopSandwich 02-06-2013 04:56 PM

AFC North is like 110 million under the cap, jesus.

mightytitan9 02-06-2013 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinslowBodden (Post 3267675)
AFC North is like 110 million under the cap, jesus.

105 in two teams lol

descendency 02-06-2013 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wootylicous (Post 3267531)
This thread should be renamed : Let's all laugh at the Jets cap space.

I don't know which is sadder... the Jets being 20 million over or the Browns/Bengals/Colts being 50 million under.

Azhais 02-06-2013 05:36 PM

Is this the year that they are required to meet a certain cap floor, or does that start next year?

katnip 02-06-2013 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azhais (Post 3267715)
Is this the year that they are required to meet a certain cap floor, or does that start next year?

I thought that was last year.. When the Bucs gave the punter like a 5-6 year deal.

Monomach 02-06-2013 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azhais (Post 3267715)
Is this the year that they are required to meet a certain cap floor, or does that start next year?

Eh, kinda, but that's not really how it works. Teams have to spend a total of 89% of the total cap from the 2013-2016 league years.

For example, if the cap were a steady 100m each season, they'd have to spend a total of $356M (89%) over that 4 year span. They can do that however they want as long as they stay under the cap each year. They don't have to spend 89% each and every year...but I predict that the teams that don't hit that 89% threshold normally (Bengals, Bucs, etc) are going to hover right around it rather than swing far above or far below.

After the 4-year period, everything is reset and another one begins.

fenikz 02-06-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azhais (Post 3267537)
And if you want to know why your team has so little cap, this site is pretty handy:

http://www.spotrac.com/top-salaries/nfl/2013/cap-hit/

Base salary is what you would save by cutting them right?

Kevin Kolb $9MM
Adam Snyder $2.9MM

use the $11.9MM on Jake Long, Draft Warmack, Draft Wilson/Barkley, Success!

Monomach 02-06-2013 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fenikz (Post 3267841)
Base salary is what you would save by cutting them right?

On a one-year deal, yes. All other deals have signing bonuses and any other guaranteed bonuses accelerate.


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