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Salary Cap Status Update For All 32 Teams


I’ve been getting a lot of salary cap questions lately, and that led me to want to figure out some up to date salary cap figures for each team in the NFL. It took a little work since there has been a few players released in the past few days, but I believe these numbers are accurate as of the time that I’m writing this.

A couple weeks ago, a cap number of $18 million was floating around for the Seahawks. That number turned out out to be incorrect. A number of Seahawks players had their 2013 salary increased because of playing time or performance clauses in their contracts, Paul McQuistan and Max Unger among others.

Very interesting to me is that all 3 of the our NFC West Rivals are currently over the cap. This means that they have to cut players to get under the cap, even if they let all of their own free agents walk.

For instance, the 49ers have no cap room to re-sign safety Dashon Goldston or wide receiver Randy Moss. If they wish to bring those two players back, they’ll first have to cut other players to clear enough cap room to do so. I’d like to break down some of the other cap issues from our division, but I think I’ll save that for another post.

Also, if you were curious as to why the Jets hired away the Seahawk’s “salary cap guy” to be their GM, instead of selecting a talent evaluator, the below list will tell you all you need to know. The Jets must clear 23 million in salary between now and early March just to get down to the cap, and that’s before they start trying to fill the many holes on that roster.

Anyways, here are the current cap figures for all 32 NFL teams.

Team Cap Room Available (millions)
Jets -23
Cowboys -21.1
Saints -20.6
Panther -13.7
Steelers -13.8
Giants -10.0
Oakland -8.3
Redskins -5.9
Lions -5.0
Cardinals -3.3
Rams -2.3
49ers -0.05
Falcons 2.1
Eagles 5.7
Packers 5.8
Texans 6.1
Chargers 6.3
Bears 10.3
Vikings 12.3
Ravens 12.9
Chiefs 13.3
Broncos 14.9
Seattle 15.0
Patriots 15.8
Bills 16.7
Jaguars 23.8
Buccaneers 30.1
Colts 43.1
Dolphins 44.0
Browns 44.6
Bengals 50.6

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  • ricefield

    Do those cap numbers mean that teams like the Bengals are making their owners a ton of money? Looks that way to me.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      not necessarily. It mostly means that they don’t have a lot of players already under contract for 2013, and a lot of young players still on their rookie contract. Often times when teams end up with a ton of cap space, it’s because a lot of “old money” is coming off the books at once.

      It’s also possible to “roll over” unused cap space from one year to the next. The Bengals, I believe didn’t use about 20 mil in 2012 and that just gets “tacked on” to their 2013 number.

  • Green Apple

    (this is my first year of following American Football, apologies in advance if the questions is silly or if the terminologies are not correct) There are 9 teams that have more cap than Seahawks. Teams like Bengal have 20 players hitting FA market, so their $50m+ is not that much as they need to fill those 20 players. What I am trying to say is, they might spend some of that $50m money to “replenish” the team and might have much less of cap than Seahawks for “improving” the team (I assume seahawks have only very few FAs hitting the market, so we can use a big chunk of our free cap to “improve” the team). Do we know how many teams below us in the table will actually have more cap space to “improve” their team than Seattle? It would be good if you can get some more columns in the table above to say, how many are hitting FA market this year, out of which how many were starters etc.
    Hope the question is clear. if it is not, let me know, I will try to rephrase :)