Tuesday, January 8, 2013
NFC East salary cap numbers
By Dan Graziano
John Clayton has projected salary cap numbers in his weekly mailbag, and here's the way it breaks down for the NFC East's teams:
Dallas Cowboys: $18.2 million over cap
New York Giants: $4.7 million over cap
Philadelphia Eagles: $5.2 million under cap
Washington Redskins: $4 million over cap
So the Eagles are the only ones projecting under, which is the way it always seems to be with the Eagles. Puts them in position to rebuild that secondary and pursue an answer at quarterback.
The Cowboys would seem to have the biggest problem, which is why guys like Doug Free, Jay Ratliff and Marcus Spears aren't sure bets to stick on the 2013 roster and a guy like Miles Austin is likely to be asked to restructure his deal.
Jammal Brown and DeAngelo Hall are the most likely cap casualties in Washington, and Santana Moss could be on the bubble as well.
The Giants are used to this, but long-timers like David Diehl and maybe Ahmad Bradshaw could have to make adjustments to their deals or face the chopping block.