No doubt that in the context of free agency, it's far more interesting discussing Kirk Cousins' new deal, Robert Griffin III's new home or potential new additions than details about the new salary cap. Of course, the money available, or for some the lack thereof, is rather important. The NFL Players Association revealed a little about a that money aspect Thursday by announcing the unused salary cap carryover amounts for each team, including $5.8 million for the Washington Redskins
Detail from the NFLPA:
Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each NFL Club has the option to carry over unused cap space from the prior League Year. Below is the carryover amount from every team.
Every team elected to carry over unused salary cap space from 2015. Note that the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints opted to not carry over the full amount available to them. The smallest carryover amount is $11,587 by the Seattle Seahawks, and the largest is $32,774,928 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The total carryover amount from 2015 is $203,963,112, making the average carryover per Club $6.4 million.
Under the current CBA, Clubs have minimum cash spending requirements. For the years 2013-2016, Clubs are required to spend an average of 89% of the Salary Cap over the four-year period. League-wide, Clubs must spend an average of 95% 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.
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