Carryover creates room to improve

Bengals, Browns will benefit by rolling over unused cap dollars into 2013

Originally Published: June 7, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

In the first phase of salary cap economics, which lasted from 1994 to 2009, prudent teams were criticized for not spending all of their salary cap money, and rightfully so.

Under the previous collective bargaining agreement, salary cap dollars were one-year rentals. Teams were given their cap room in February, but any unused cap dollars vanished at the end of the season or went into the pockets of owners.

One of the nice parts of the 2011 collective bargaining ...

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