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Breaking down the Cardinals' salary cap: Cornerbacks

2/17/2015

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Teams have less than a month to get their top 51 salaries under the 2015 salary cap, which has yet to be determined, by March 10, when the new league year begins.

The Arizona Cardinals' top 51 salaries are currently worth $148.9 million, with four players --Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, Calais Campbell and Carson Palmer -- eating up 45.4 percent of that sum.

Over the next 11 days, the Cardinals’ salary-cap situation will be broken down here by position.

Patrick Peterson

Cap hit: $14.79 million

Final season under contract: 2020

Cash value:$11.7 million

Notes: Peterson’s salary was guaranteed on the fifth day of the waiver period.

Jerraud Powers

Cap hit: $5.35 million

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $4.35 million

Notes: Powers earned an $850,000 escalator based on his 2014 performance.

Justin Bethel

Cap hit: $688,556

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $660,000

Notes: Cardinals would save $660,000 in cap space if Bethel is released.

Rashad Carmichael

Cap hit: $660,000

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $660,000

Notes: Cardinals would save $660,000 in cap space if Carmichael is released.

Currently not signed for 2015: Antonio Cromartie