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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Updating NFC North cap situations

By Kevin Seifert

While we have a moment, let's catch you up on where this weekend's flurry of roster moves have impacted NFC North salary-cap figures. Keep in mind that some numbers were impacted by NFL financial adjustments unrelated to each team's roster moves.

Chicago Bears
Current space:
$17.6 million
Comment: All of safety Brandon Meriweather's $3.25 million in 2011 compensation will count against the 2011 cap.

Detroit Lions
Current space:
$3.3 million
Comment: Among other things, the Lions saved about $1.4 million in cap space by releasing punter Nick Harris.

Green Bay Packers
Current space:
$7.6 million
Comment: Guard Josh Sitton's new deal consumed about $3.7 million in additional cap space and he now counts $4.9 million against the cap.

Minnesota Vikings
Current space:
$4.5 million
Comment: Linebacker Chad Greenway's new five-year contract created $2.8 million in new space and he now counts $7.2 million against the cap.