Packers Eighth in Cap Space

Green Bay is about $15.1 million under the salary cap, which is significantly more than most of the NFL's prime contenders.

With their draft picks signed and their roster set for training camp, the Green Bay Packers are in excellent financial shape.

According to the latest NFLPA salary-cap figures, the Packers are about $15.2 million under the cap. That’s the eighth-most cap space in the league and well above the league average of $11.3 million.

Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Oakland have the most cap space. Not coincidentally, they were among the five-worst teams in the NFL. In fact, those five teams combined to win 17 games. Among the NFC’s six playoff teams in 2014, the Packers have the most cap space. (See chart below.)

Unlike this past offseason, when the Packers had to spend lavishly to keep Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga, the upcoming crop of free agents lacks that kind of big-money firepower.

The Packers’ players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents:

Offense: QB Scott Tolzien, RB James Starks, FB John Kuhn, TE Andrew Quarless and G/T Don Barclay.

Defense: DT Mike Daniels, DT B.J. Raji, DT Letroy Guion, OLB Mike Neal, OLB Nick Perry, S Sean Richardson and CB Casey Hayward.

Specialists: K Mason Crosby, LS Brett Goode.

Restricted: G Lane Taylor, OLB Andy Mulumba.

TEAMCONTRACTSROLLOVERTEAM CAPCAP ROOM
Jacksonville Jaguars91$21,768,205$133,082,375$34,842,132 
Tennessee Titans89$11,254,828$128,955,091$24,836,887 
Cleveland Browns91$18,908,285$139,482,247$21,723,553 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers90$1,063,033$124,862,619$19,485,670 
Oakland Raiders91$7,400,000$132,063,449$19,247,707 
Cincinnati Bengals89$8,697,310$134,714,739$16,854,096 
Atlanta Falcons89$2,845,290$129,678,214$16,009,001 
Green Bay Packers89$7,791,106$135,790,531$15,118,975 
Carolina Panthers90$4,939,773$134,343,982$14,466,055 
Philadelphia Eagles90$15,715,700$145,383,862$13,926,916 
Miami Dolphins91$7,770,411$140,690,504$11,674,833 
Dallas Cowboys91$3,260,740$136,707,255$11,309,458 
AVERAGE/TEAM $5,670,168$137,544,462$11,294,992 
Arizona Cardinals91$4,256,919$136,977,488$10,976,778 
San Francisco 49ers90$4,206,936$138,993,308$10,301,072 
New England Patriots88$6,442,054$134,256,496$9,759,988 
Minnesota Vikings90$5,723,960$139,497,855$9,568,505 
Indianapolis Colts90$7,699,867$142,485,589$9,376,203 
Seattle Seahawks92$4,825,000$138,425,017$9,271,121 
San Diego Chargers90$1,500,000$133,307,265$9,103,747 
Chicago Bears89$1,545,934$136,529,215$8,077,619 
Houston Texans90$966,613$137,483,080$7,981,066 
Washington Redskins91$108,621$138,409,000$7,621,145
Pittsburgh Steelers91$778,469$136,043,396$7,453,473 
Baltimore Ravens91$5,791,927$137,237,876$7,331,651 
Denver Broncos91$5,870,000$142,671,435$6,832,989 
St. Louis Rams89$0$137,462,935$6,648,852 
Buffalo Bills91$2,647,907$138,974,640$6,245,690 
New York Jets91$12,619,394$150,743,316$4,844,478 
New York Giants91$151,000$138,176,317$4,673,966 
Detroit Lions89$939,171$141,058,448$2,697,943 
New Orleans Saints92$1,710,130$141,891,218$2,639,612 
Kansas City Chiefs92$2,246,790$145,044,035$538,565

Bill Huber is publisher of PackerReport.com and has written for Packer Report since 1997. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com, or leave him a question in Packer Report’s subscribers-only Packers Pro Club forum. Find Bill on Twitter at twitter.com/PackerReport.


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