Looking at 2011 salary-cap figures

February, 7, 2011
I just reached into the NFC South mailbag to start reading the post-Super Bowl notes. I’ll come back with some hot spots later this afternoon, but one note caught my attention because it’s worthy of an individual post.

Jonathan in Pleasant Grove, Utah, referred back to my Jan. 13 post in which I listed what each team has committed to the 2011 salary cap. He asked if I could provide numbers for the entire league. I’ll do that in a minute, but let me just clarify a couple of things. First off, some of the NFC South numbers are a bit different than they were Jan. 13 because teams have signed players to futures contracts.

As you all know, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the labor situation for 2011. These numbers don’t include what restricted free agents, exclusive-rights free agents or franchise players would count toward the cap because we don’t know that -- and won’t until there is a labor agreement in place. And, although we know there will be a 2011 draft no matter what, these numbers don’t include rookie salaries. The numbers below are only for players currently under contract for the 2011 season.

Also, we won’t know what the 2011 salary cap for all teams will be until there’s a deal in place. For reference, the salary cap in 2009, the last capped year was right about $130 million.
  • Arizona $83 million
  • Atlanta $102.1 million
  • Baltimore $101.3 million
  • Buffalo $96.4 million
  • Carolina $73 million
  • Chicago $104.9 million
  • Cincinnati $90.7 million
  • Cleveland $99.2 million
  • Dallas $136.6 million
  • Denver $125 million
  • Detroit $113.8 million
  • Green Bay $129.8 million
  • Houston $118.4 million
  • Indianapolis $115.5 million
  • Jacksonville $78.1 million
  • Kansas City $74.7 million
  • Miami $103.1 million
  • Minnesota $108.4 million
  • New England $102.3 million
  • New Orleans $105.2 million
  • New York Giants $126.3 million
  • New York Jets $128.5 million
  • Oakland $85.8 million
  • Philadelphia $80.8 million
  • Pittsburgh $116 million
  • San Diego $85.8 million
  • San Francisco $100.9 million
  • Seattle $81.1 million
  • St. Louis $102.4 million
  • Tampa Bay $59.7 million
  • Tennessee $107.4 million
  • Washington $115.2 million

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter



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