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Breer: Cap space by team

Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/9/2023 7:40 am
Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

🧵 6.8 Cap update 🧵

1) Bears $32.20M
2) Panthers $27.09M
3) Cardinals $26.03M
4) Jets $23.80M
5) Lions $23.43M
6) Colts $22.91M
7) Cowboys $20.01M
8) Texans $16.68M
9) Packers $16.22M
10) Browns $15.92M
11) Steelers $15.29M
12) Eagles $14.50M
13) Bengals $14.43M
14) Saints $13.60M
15) Patriots $13.36M
16) Dolphins $13.32M
17) Chargers $12.29M
18) Jaguars $11.29M
19) Ravens $11.16M
20) Commanders $11.14M
21) Broncos $10.85M
22) Falcons $9.65M
23) 49ers $9.27M
24) Titans $7.76M
25) Vikings $7.61M
26) Seahawks $6.80M
27) Bills $4.45M
28) Giants $3.29M
29) Raiders $2.85M
30) Rams $1.47M
31) Chiefs $394K
32) Bucs $347K

... Obviously, the teams at the bottom will likely do more to create space. And the pace at which teams are signing rookies affects this as well.
The $14.5m the Eagles have  
Carl in CT : 6/9/2023 8:01 am : link
Prove there is no such thing as a salary cap in the NFL. There are so many ways around it.
RE: The $14.5m the Eagles have  
Optimus-NY : 6/9/2023 8:37 am : link
In comment 16130331 Carl in CT said:
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Prove there is no such thing as a salary cap in the NFL. There are so many ways around it.


Tell that to the Giants last offseason when they had to release Bradberry. The bill ALWAYS comes due.
Here are Jason Fitzgerald's figures over at OTC.com:  
Optimus-NY : 6/9/2023 8:39 am : link
They're only slightly different.


OverTheCap.com - Available Cap Space for all 32 teams as of June 9, 2023 (unofficial) - ( New Window )
The Eagles contract structures are helping them continue  
gersh : 6/9/2023 8:49 am : link
to field a top team. But they have lost a lot of relented players this off-season
including Javon Hargrave, T.J. Edwards, Kyzir White, C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Miles Sanders and Isaac Seumalo.

Perhaps more impressive than their cap management is their ability to replace talented players.
gersh  
Toth029 : 6/9/2023 8:58 am : link
Absolutely.

And they're banking largely on young guys go step in and take off. They could do that, or they could struggle. Also keep in mind their starting corners are 30+ now. Their new safeties are the definition of average.

Their strength of the team is their offensive line. If the injuries hit, notably on Kelce or Lane Johnson, they're in trouble.
That's the key.  
robbieballs2003 : 6/9/2023 9:58 am : link
We were in bad cap shape because of the players who were getting paid. The Eagles keep kicking the can down the road with extensions to certain players like Lane Johnson but he keeps producing. What is the return on your investment? With the Giants, it sucked for over a decade on a lot of players. With the Eagles, their players produce.
RE: The $14.5m the Eagles have  
Gatorade Dunk : 6/9/2023 10:44 am : link
In comment 16130331 Carl in CT said:
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Prove there is no such thing as a salary cap in the NFL. There are so many ways around it.

The fact that *you* think there's no such thing as a salary cap in the NFL proves that there is one.
I wil say the Eagles do two things  
jvm52106 : 6/9/2023 11:00 am : link
well:

They do NOT spend a ton in $ or long term commitment to RB's (usually a committee and not spending top dollar) and they regularly draft and fill interior Oline spots, so they can move on to the next guy fairly quickly.

It is why I still cringe a bit at suggestions here that the Giants should spend up on Barkley. The position requires multiple options and cheaper options- regularly.

Where we will be fine is if AT- JMS - EN are long term stalwarts. The money can get done and we can count on them long term. That would be huge. We can rotate guards as time goes on with a constant mid tier draft pick being added and or late round hidden gem groomed for a year or two before taking over.
RE: RE: The $14.5m the Eagles have  
g56blue10 : 6/9/2023 11:04 am : link
In comment 16130345 Optimus-NY said:
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In comment 16130331 Carl in CT said:


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Prove there is no such thing as a salary cap in the NFL. There are so many ways around it.

The problem is not so much the bill coming due. It’s when you spend the money on bad players you don’t want to extend or restructure



Tell that to the Giants last offseason when they had to release Bradberry. The bill ALWAYS comes due.
It all comes back to scouting  
Mike from Ohio : 6/9/2023 12:13 pm : link
If you draft well and sign free agents who produce, it is easier to both move on from free agents, or restructure them because they will keep producing. You have multiple options.

When you whiff on draft picks you need to try to fix the problem in free agency. When you sign guys like Golladay your options with the rest of the roster become limited.

The Eagles are not working miracles with the salary cap, they just have more options because of better player development - and the smart trades they have made.
RE: It all comes back to scouting  
Payasdaddy : 6/9/2023 12:30 pm : link
In comment 16130526 Mike from Ohio said:
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If you draft well and sign free agents who produce, it is easier to both move on from free agents, or restructure them because they will keep producing. You have multiple options.

When you whiff on draft picks you need to try to fix the problem in free agency. When you sign guys like Golladay your options with the rest of the roster become limited.

The Eagles are not working miracles with the salary cap, they just have more options because of better player development - and the smart trades they have made.


Yep, finding a future starter or two every yr in mid/ late rds goes a long way with cap. Player development really big, can’t wait to see our 2022 picks progress( or just come back from injury 100% hopefully)
RE: RE: The $14.5m the Eagles have  
eric2425ny : 6/9/2023 2:26 pm : link
In comment 16130345 Optimus-NY said:
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In comment 16130331 Carl in CT said:


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Prove there is no such thing as a salary cap in the NFL. There are so many ways around it.



Tell that to the Giants last offseason when they had to release Bradberry. The bill ALWAYS comes due.


Exactly, teams get creative when they think they are in a window of opportunity. But at some point that window comes crashing down and you have to pay your debts.
Teams that can reliably evaluate and draft quality rookies  
BlackLight : 6/9/2023 3:01 pm : link
have a lot more practical leeway when it comes to the salary cap. When you have good players who are cost-controlled, you can take swings with more expensive veterans, and if they don't quite work out, you're not in quite as deep a hole.
 
christian : 6/9/2023 4:15 pm : link
Time and time again we learn cap health isn't about the number. It's always a matter of having the resources to put a good team on the field each year.

The cap allows for money to be borrowed from the future to pay for resources today, so in effect it's almost impossible to not have money to spend in any given year.

The risk is if a player doesn't pan out, all that money accelerates to the year they leave. And that decreases your flexibility.

So long as your players perform up to the cost benefit of the investment you are always fine.
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