2011 NFL Salary Cap and Floor: Where 32 teams stand

July 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm 12 comments

Earlier this week it was revealed that the salary cap for the 2011 NFL season would be 120 million. John Clayton also reported that there could be an addition 20 million available in ancillary benefits.  The biggest development is that the cap floor will be 90% of the cap.  Raising the cap floor will force all teams to spend at least 108M.  I’m sure this was a key point in negotiations since it increases the total amount spent on player costs.  Teams could offer more front-loaded contracts in order to meet the cap figure.  Additionally, it’s uncertain whether it’s a soft cap that would allow teams to retain their veteran free agents or not.

LINK: 2012 NFL Salary Cap Space Remaining for Each Team

Here’s a list of an approximation of the 32 teams salary cap numbers from last season.  I could not find a consensus on exact figures, so please keep in mind these are estimates.  Arizona, Carolina, KC, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay have the most room.    Teams in red are over the cap and those in green are under the floor.  Most teams in the league are below the cap, but of course these numbers do not include rookies or free agents.

Arizona $83 million
Atlanta $102.1 million 
Baltimore $101.3 million 
Buffalo $96.4 million
Carolina $73 million
Chicago $104.9 million
Cincinnati $90.7 million
Cleveland $99.2 million
Dallas $136.6 million
Denver $125 million
Detroit $113.8 million
Green Bay $129.8 million
Houston $118.4 million
Indianapolis $115.5 million
Jacksonville $78.1 million
Kansas City $74.7 million
Miami $103.1 million
Minnesota $108.4 million
New England $102.3 million
New Orleans $105.2 million
New York Giants $126.3 million
New York Jets $128.5 million
Oakland $85.8 million
Philadelphia $80.8 million
Pittsburgh $116 million
San Diego $85.8 million
San Francisco $100.9 million
Seattle $81.1 million
St. Louis $102.4 million
Tampa Bay $59.7 million
Tennessee $107.4 million
Washington $115.2 million

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 2bits  |  July 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Broncos can kiss their season goodbye since they are over the cap and don’t even have the money to afford signing their rookies.

    • 2. NFL Football Now  |  July 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Amazing. Not only does McDaniels ship out the talent, take Royal over Jackson/Thomas over Bryant, but also screws up the cap. WOW.

      • 3. str8 knightmare  |  July 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

        Denver has minimal talent and is over the cap? How did the GM keep his job?

      • 4. NFL Football Now  |  July 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

        They brought in John Elway. Luckily Tim Tebow sold a lot of jerseys.

  • 5. Brad Zimmer  |  July 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Tampa bay either has a ton of contracts that expired or they are going to get everyone on their wish list – they have to increase their payroll by 50M this year

    • 6. NFL Football Now  |  July 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      Lots of team have been getting that done by front-loading contracts. Don’t think they’ll go after anyone big. Some speculation that they would sign Nnamdi but i doubt they’d let a talent like Talib go without being forced to.

  • 7. MichaelEdits  |  July 27, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I hear the Eagles are pretty serious about Favre. They haven’t signed him yet, but they’ve already added him to their injury list.

    • 8. NFL Football Now  |  July 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      while they might want him, he probably doesn’t want to be #2 and paid a backup’s salary.

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  • 11. osmguy  |  December 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I can’t wait to see what happens in 2013 when the small market teams are forced to pay as much as their big market counterparts! The NFL just secured themselves as the most competitively balanced league in all of sports for a long time to come.

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