Monday, March 18, 2013
AFC West teams: NFL salary cap update
By Bill Williamson
Via the great John Clayton, I have some updated NFL salary cap numbers for each AFC West team. Remember, the salary cap is always fluid, so this is more of a guide of where each team stands as free agency moves to the second phase.
Cap room: $8.44 million
Comment: This is a result of the Elvis Dumervil fiasco. Denver needs to find a pass-rusher whether it’s Dumervil or another player.
Kansas City Chiefs
Cap room: $5.48 million
Comment: This does not include the deal for lineman Geoff Schwartz. The Chiefs can find some more room, but they’ve done a lot of heavy lifting so far.
Cap room: $7.54 million
Comment: This does not include the deals for Nick Roach, Pat Sims and Kevin Burnett. The Raiders can find some more room by restructuring or cutting Carson Palmer and Tommy Kelly.
San Diego Chargers
Cap room: $9.95 million
Comment: This does not include the deals for Derek Cox and Ronnie Brown, so the number is closer to $7 million.