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Bengals Have NFL's Ninth-Highest Salary Cap Carryover Figure

But it's $13 million less than that of the Cleveland Browns, who have enough to raid the Bengals under new head coach Hue Jackson.

NFL clubs announced on Thursday their respective unused salary cap carryover amounts from last year. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each NFL team has the option to carry over unused cap space from the prior league year.

Every NFL team elected to carry over unused salary cap space from 2015. The Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints opted to not carry over the full amount available to them.

The largest carryover amount is $32,774,928 by the Jacksonville Jaguars, followed by the Tennessee Titans ($20,783,801) and Cleveland Browns ($20,734,144). The smallest is $11,587 by the Seattle Seahawks.

The total carryover amount from 2015 is $203,963,112, making the average carryover per club $6.4 million. The Bengals have the ninth-highest figure, with $7,587,902 worth of cap carryover

Under the current CBA, teams have minimum cash spending requirements. For the years 2013-2016, they are required to spend an average of 89 percent of the salary cap over the four-year period. League-wide, teams must spend an average of 95 percent of the salary cap over the four-year period.

Once the 2016 salary cap is set, the carryover amount and other adjustments from the 2015 season will be combined for each team’s official salary cap position.

Below is the carryover amount for every team.


Cincinnati Bengals $7,587,902

Cleveland Browns $20,734,144

Baltimore Ravens $1,633,944

Pittsburgh Steelers $3,000,327

Arizona Cardinals $3,031,663

Atlanta Falcons $3,905,771

Buffalo Bills $4,467,331

Carolina Panthers $3,731,200

Chicago Bears $867,589

Dallas Cowboys $3,571,239

Denver Broncos $3,300,000

Detroit Lions $862,191

Green Bay Packers $6,953,847

Houston Texans $1,637,055

Indianapolis Colts $4,950,629

Jacksonville Jaguars $32,774,928

Kansas City Chiefs $2,622,838

Los Angeles Rams $933,521

Miami Dolphins $9,137,544

Minnesota Vikings $2,090,409

New England Patriots $1,347,882

New Orleans Saints $1,400,000

New York Giants $11,193,231

New York Jets $2,484,216

Oakland Raiders $13,373,617

Philadelphia Eagles $7,255,362

San Diego Chargers $2,287,176

San Francisco 49ers $12,206,686

Seattle Seahawks $11,587

Tampa Bay Buccaneers $7,987,748

Tennessee Titans $20,783,801

Washington Redskins $5,837,734

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