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NFL Cap Space Rankings

Here’s a look at the current NFL cap space for each team. These figures were provided by OverTheCap.com and are as of March 17. For a more detailed breakdown of every team’s cap situation, as well as cap figures for future years, head over to OTC’s Salary Cap page.

It’s worth mentioning that this is just a snapshot of each team’s cap situation and things change with every roster move. Also, not ever reported roster move will be reflected in these figures, as it typically takes a day or two to fully process agreed upon deals.

We’ll post updates throughout the offseason, so be sure to check back for the latest.

NFL Cap Space Rankings

Rank

Team

Cap Room

1 49ers $81,220,835
2 Browns $61,274,791
3 Jaguars $50,739,668
4 Titans $44,679,611
5 Raiders $38,412,363
6 Colts $33,065,659
7 Buccaneers $32,143,972
8 Texans $30,659,241
9 Packers $27,756,470
10 Patriots $27,533,111
11 Bengals $25,028,664
12 Bears $24,560,571
13 Jets $24,122,336
14 Broncos $20,648,416
15 Steelers $19,960,230
16 Vikings $18,595,770
17 Bills $18,186,575
18 Chargers $17,290,964
19 Redskins $16,731,189
20 Cardinals $16,730,939
21 Panthers $16,200,504
22 Rams $15,655,671
23 Dolphins $15,031,430
24 Seahawks $14,754,824
25 Falcons $14,160,798
26 Saints $12,379,304
27 Lions $8,669,677
28 Ravens $7,684,774
29 Cowboys $6,728,820
30 Eagles $6,105,160
31 Chiefs $5,039,723
32 Giants $3,282,766
Total: $755,034,826
Average: $23,594,838

Cap Space By Division:

Rank

Teams

Cap Space

AFC East
17 Buffalo Bills $18,186,575
23 Miami Dolphins $15,031,430
10 New England Patriots $27,533,111
13 New York Jets $24,122,336
AFC North
28 Baltimore Ravens $7,684,774
11 Cincinnati Bengals $25,028,664
2 Cleveland Browns $61,274,791
15 Pittsburgh Steelers $19,960,230
AFC South
8 Houston Texans $30,659,241
6 Indianapolis Colts $33,065,659
3 Jacksonville Jaguars $50,739,668
4 Tennessee Titans $44,679,611
AFC West
14 Denver Broncos $20,648,416
31 Kansas City Chiefs $5,039,723
5 Oakland Raiders $38,412,363
18 Los Angeles Chargers $17,290,964
NFC East
29 Dallas Cowboys $6,728,820
32 New York Giants $3,282,766
30 Philadelphia Eagles $6,105,160
19 Washington Redskins $16,731,189
NFC North
12 Chicago Bears $24,560,571
27 Detroit Lions $8,669,677
9 Green Bay Packers $27,756,470
16 Minnesota Vikings $18,595,770
NFC South
25 Atlanta Falcons $14,160,798
21 Carolina Panthers $16,200,504
26 New Orleans Saints $12,379,304
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers $32,143,972
NFC West
20 Arizona Cardinals $16,730,939
22 Los Angeles Rams $15,655,671
1 San Francisco 49ers $81,220,835
24 Seattle Seahawks $14,754,824
  • Garrett (〽️r.GQ)

    This doesn’t help at all lol.They reflect almost none of the moves lol.Thanks though

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      I check the numbers over the weekend, as things should be much more accurate by then.

  • Anthony Cormier

    I don’t understand how a team like the patriots who are over the cap are gonna be able to sign mccourty and revis , can you guys explain this one and I understand they will get fined but I don’t think the fines and penalty are bad enough

  • Trock

    Does this include the new cap space being around an extra 10 or does it not include that?

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Yes, these figures take into account the new $143.28 million salary cap for the 2015 season.

      As we mentioned above, the numbers will change in the coming days as roster moves such as extensions and cuts are factored in. Remember, this is just a snap shot as of right now and cap space changes on a daily basis.

      No teams can be in the red once free agency is open for business, so we’ll post an update in the coming days.

  • William O’Connor

    This is based on the list from the NFL on what space remained for this season, once the season is over this will change, the Giants for one are projected to have 16 million in space next season while the cowboys will be something like 30 million over the limit

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Of course. These figures are as of October 16th, which is noted above. This is how things stand right now. We’ll have another update next week once players are signed/cut.

  • jdouble777

    Sorry, usually sources are cited after the referenced material. You had links to other resources after that statement “free agents etc.” Given how off he was on this estimation I would be leery toward posting anything referencing these numbers without someone/something more reliable. Most of us with our teams knocked out are fixated on the off-season at this point, which basically encompasses the salary cap space available. If I were a Jets fan, that number would make a bad situation worse and should it be inaccurate that would be pretty frustrating.

    Nevertheless, great website and thanks for the early free agent rankings. As the site had grown immensely since inception not long ago it might be cool to link up with some other popular resources and do a collaboration piece, working with Football Outsiders to make a free agent ranking list for example.

  • jdouble777

    Your calculations are way off, at least for the Redskins. I am guessing your not really a research writer given the nature of the website but when talking stats I would recommended some citations. Here is the absolute best website for Washington’s salary figures: http://www.thewarpath.net/WarpathRedskinsCap.htm.

    We have 1.2M of carry overand 100.6m on the books with an estimated cap of 121M for 2013 and 18M cap penalty bring WAS to 3.6M of cap sapce. Then deduct 1.9M for the dead space Cooley left and we are talking roughly 1.7M. Should Hall and Moss end up on the chopping block there would be 16.3M available and 2.4M of new dead cap to deal with in 2014.

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      The numbers were provided by ESPN’s John Clayton, which you’ll notice is sourced above. They are by no means our own calculations.

    • 31 mill. penalty, minus 2 first round picks and a broken QB this team is going to tread water for a few more years anyway.

      • jdouble777

        Without Pro Bowl OLB Orakpo, above average S Merriweather, DE Carriker, TE Fred Davis, and RT J. Brown and or Garcon most of the season while playing rookie QB RGIII, Cousins, and RB Morris WAS managed to win the division.

        RGIII’s style of QB is more demanding on the knee than others but it is in no way as pivotal as a RB. Cousins also showed some promise during his brief stint without much molding or practice. Morris could be an elite back for a few years. Orakpo and Kerrigan might finally become the Osi/Tuck tandem many thought would have happened this year. Plenty of reasons to fell confident, despite your aversions and likely fandom of a division rival.

        18M in cap penalty is brutal, but overall there should be enough money to make a couple solid upgrades. Cutting Hall seem inevitable and using the saved 8.5M to sign a legit CB (i.e. Grimes) would do wonders. The NFC East is not forgiving and treading water is a common state for every team every year. That said, with luck providing health and some progress into their second years in the NFL it would be logical to think the defending division champs could hold their own. The again Romo is due, the Giants are the Giants, and Chip Kelly is about to introduce the NFL to a whole new world of offense.

        • Merriweather Above Average? lulz

          • anon

            of course he’s above average. Have you ever watched him play? lulz? What are you 6?

          • sktlbp

            Have you watched him play? You must be 6 if you think he’s above average. lulz.

          • Monster Rain

            Cool comment that you just read from that other guy.

          • Monster Rain

            You just said “lulz” and then asked about someone’s age.

          • Bruinman86

            I watched him play for years. Al he can do is hit. That’s it. He gets burned just as often if not more than most safeties. Talk about overrated.