Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Packers still have cap room to maneuver
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even after signing or re-signing seven players since the start of free agency, the Green Bay Packers still have enough salary-cap space to do more.
According to the latest figures from ESPN Stats & Information, which includes all the contracts the Packers have done in free agency to date, the Packers still had more than $15 million in salary-cap space. To be exact, they were $15,742,829 under their adjusted salary cap of $141,821,209 (which includes room they carried over from 2013).
Only six teams had more cap room left than the Packers, as of Monday. They were: the Cleveland Browns ($37.1 million), New York Jets ($30.4 million), Jacksonville Jaguars ($25.7 million), Cincinnati Bengals ($27.1 million), Miami Dolphins ($19.2 million) and Philadelphia Eagles ($16.3 million).
The Packers will need around $5 million in cap space for their rookie salary pool.
They still have a few of their own free agents they could sign -- including fullback John Kuhn and perhaps defensive linemen Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett -- but general manager Ted Thompson also knows he must leave room to extend the contracts of receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. Both are entering the final year of their current deals.