Sunday, June 10, 2012

Current Cap Room for All 32 NFL Teams

In alphabetical order:





 In order of cap room:




Saturday, June 2, 2012

Four NFL Teams Gain Cap Room from Post-June 1 Releases

Four NFL teams gained salary cap room today as their "post-June 1" releases finally became official. Although the players had been released weeks ago, the scheduled salary cap numbers for Terence Newman (Dallas), Travelle Wharton (Carolina), Gary Brackett (Indianapolis) and Kevin Boss (Oakland) remained in full on those teams' caps until today. Now, their contracts are treated as if they were released today  their 2012 bonus prorations remain against this year's cap, and all future prorations accelerate into 2013 instead of this year.

Each of these players still counted as part of his team's Top 51 until today. That means that when those players' releases became official, they were each replaced by another player in their team’s Top 51. So, the net gain in cap room for each team is not simply equal to the reduction in the released player's cap charge, because another player's base salary begins counting against the team's cap.

Here's how the cap savings breaks down for each team, along with the dead money charges in 2012 and 2013 for each player:

DALLAS COWBOYS

Terence Newman’s cap charge goes from $8.016 million to $2 million for 2012, with $2 million in dead money left in 2013. Newman is replaced in Dallas’ Top 51 by a player whose base salary is $465,000, giving the Cowboys a net gain of $5.551 million in cap room. That puts Dallas $7,595,361 under the cap.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Travelle Wharton’s cap charge goes from $7,562,882 to $1,862,882, with $1,862,882 in dead money left in 2013. Wharton is replaced in Carolina’s Top 51 by a player whose base salary is $540,000, so the Panthers have a net gain of $5.16 million in cap room and are now $8,383,625 under the cap.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Gary Brackett’s cap charge drops from $7.4 million to $2.4 million, with $4.8 million in dead money for 2013. Brackett is replaced in the Colts’ Top 51 by rookie Josh Chapman, whose base salary is $390,000, giving the Colts a net gain of $4.61 million in cap room. Indianapolis is now $14,953,698 under the cap.

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Kevin Boss’s cap charge goes from $4.75 million to $750,000, with $1.5 million in dead money in 2013. Boss is replaced in Oakland’s Top 51 by a player whose base salary is $465,000, so the Raiders’ net gain is $3.535 million in cap room. They are now $3,581,346 under the cap.