View Full Version : Team-by-team cap space as of 6/22; We have $3.58M, CLE/CIN top 5, BAL dead last $606K

06-25-2012, 03:35 PM
After their "Dream Team" spending spree last offseason, plus giving DJax and Shady big new deals this offseason, how is Philly in the top 3 with over $18M in cap space???

Team-by-team cap space as of June 22

Posted by Mike Florio on June 22, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

Jaguars: $25.1 million.

Titans: $19.97 million.

Eagles: $18.02 million.

Browns: $17.7 million.

Bengals: $16.58 million.

Chiefs: $16.54 million.

Buccaneers: $15.74 million.

Colts: $14.59 million.

Packers: $11.25 million.

Patriots: $10.93 million.

Broncos: $10.87 million.

Vikings: $10.59 million.

Panthers: $8.76 million.

Seahawks: $7.47 million.

Bills: $7.38 million.

Cowboys: $7.18 million.

Redskins: $6.97 million.

Jets: $6.04 million.

Cardinals: $4.55 million.

Dolphins: $4.45 million.

49ers: $4.19 million.

Texans: $4.05 million.

Bears: $3.97 million.

Lions: $3.77 million.

Rams: $3.60 million.

Steelers: $3.58 million.

Giants: $3.11 million.

Chargers: $2.86 million.

Falcons: $2.83 million.

Saints: $2.27 million.

Raiders: $1.34 million.

Ravens: $606,000.


06-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Exactly why they won't sign Wallace to a big contract. Money isn't there this year or next and won't be until 2014 TV contract hits.

06-25-2012, 04:11 PM
How are the Ravens going to sign Ray Rice and Joe Flacco to long term extensions?

06-25-2012, 05:17 PM
How are the Ravens going to sign Ray Rice and Joe Flacco to long term extensions?

The only way I see it is when Lewis and Reed leave and clear the cap space. However, Flacco is going to want $12M plus and Rice is going to want $8M+. They have to clear alot of cap space. They will have to get rid of some key pieces.

Interesting for Rice this season. It is critical for him not to get hurt and he may not be giving his 100% if he doesn't get a new contract.

06-25-2012, 07:12 PM
If I remember correctly Philly has always been pretty cheap and this is why so many people/players turned on McNabb. It wasn't his fault but when he has a 100 million contract and the team won't cut checks or spend money on WR's (back then)its easy to see why he was despised by teammates and fans.

For years when they were coming up short fans always complained about all the money they refused to spend when they had cap space available.

06-26-2012, 11:35 AM
The money is always available if needed. At the end of last season the situation was dire. The sky was falling. While we have made some player moves, we did not do anything that one would consider drastic. We are a J. Scott release away from having an extra $2.2M.

If we want to sign Wallace he can be done. Then, when the season is done we could sign Brown to a deal that gives him a minimal amount next season and a big jump in the 2014 cap explosion year. No team is constantly against the cap while also never having to purge their roster the way the Steelers are. Also, next season we should be without the contracts of Hampton, Foote, Allen, and Scott without spending big new money to replace them. Those four players account for $12.8M this year and are replaced on the roster by McClendon/Ta'amu, Sylvester/Spence, nobody expensive, and some scrub respectively.

07-05-2012, 01:00 AM
Steelers Salary Cap Figure over $3 Million, 27th in the NFL

by Neal Coolong on Jul 3, 2012

Much ado was made of the Steelers salary cap predicament this offseason, but after several releases, contract restructuring and even a free agent signing or two, a source cited by NFL.com lists the Steelers as having $3,734,063 in cap space for the 2012 season.

That figure ranks 27th in the NFL in terms of total availability. Certainly, though $3.7 million is enough to take their current roster into the season, with the ability to sign other players in the case of injury.

It does provide some clarity into the No. 1 topic this offseason, WR Mike Wallace's negotiation.

This number represents a position that even with an extension, Wallace is not going to make significant money this season. With the amount of money the Steelers have guaranteed through the form of contract restructures with several players, it's highly unlikely they'd ask anyone else to restructure their contract for the sake of giving Wallace a big signing bonus in 2012.

It does show, however, some complication behind the potential release of OT Jonathan Scott, particularly if the goal is to add Max Starks back to the roster.

The release of Scott has been something called for often by readers of BTSC. The addition of Mike Adams through the draft, and positive reports of Starks' rehabilitation from a torn ACL suffered in January, suggests it's more likely than not Scott makes the roster this season.

Assuming Starks would take a veteran minimum deal this season, Scott's $2 million plus Starks' contract would be more costly than just signing Starks and keeping Scott on the roster.

That would cost a roster spot, but at the same time, keeping a veteran like Scott around helps push a rookie like Adams. Even if Adams is named the starting left tackle, experienced players behind him will push him to earn and continue to earn that position.

Starks would be the back-up left tackle, most likely, and Scott would back-up Marcus Gilbert at right tackle.