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Unofficial Salary Cap Break Down - Feb. 28

Dear Fellow Buffalo Bills Fans:


I like numbers. I don't know the salary cap rules exactly. I do know that many Bills fans are curious about cap numbers(OverdueBillsFan being one of them). I also have found that I enjoy writing on rumblings. Without further adieu, I will present the Bills cap situation as best I can.

1. On Tuesday March 12th all NFL teams need to be under the salary cap by 4pm. The projected cap number is around $123 million. Sorry to the Redskins and Cowboys fans for being held hostage(collusion?revenge for SB's?).

2. Teams are allowed to carry over unused cap space from the 2012 season. The Bills have chosen to carry over $9.8 million.

3. Dead Money - I am not entirely clear on how this works with June 1st designations(maybe someone can help me out?). But the Bills currently have $5,358,705 in dead space.

The Bills 2013 Salary Cap = 123 + 9.8 = $132.8 million

The Bills top 51 players salary = $100,307,609

Plus Dead Money = $105,666,314

2013 Projected Salary Cap Room = $27,133,686 (YAY!!!!!! Let's go Shopping!!!)

OverdueBillsFan asked for a breakdown by position and such, so here it is :

Offense : $52,206,072 ( 39.3%) - 26 players

QB : $12,700,000 ( 9.56%) - 2 players

WR : $11,517,813 ( 8.67%) - 6 players

RB : $8,741,250 ( 6.58%) - 2 players

TE : $4,188,934 ( 3.15%) - 3 players

OL : $15,058,075 ( 11.34%) - 13 players

Defense : $43,558,871 ( 32.8%) - 22 players

DL : $32,055,878 ( 24.14%) - 9 players

LB : $3,829,166 ( 2.88%) - 5 players

DB : $7,673,827 ( 5.78%) - 8 players

Special Teams : $4,542,666 (3.4%) - 3 players

K : $3,000,000 ( 2.26%) - 1 player

LS : $1,061,666 ( 0.80%) - 1 player

P : $481000 ( 0.36%) - 1 player

Dead Space : $5,358,705 ( 4.0%) - 11 players

Unused Space : $27,133,686 ( 20.4%)

Rookies : $5,180,294 ( 3.9%) - 6 players

Perhaps in a future post I will provide an analysis of these players and potential cuts. For now I would like to hear your thoughts and if you find any mistakes in my numbers, please correct me. As you can see above, after rookies are accounted for, we are left with roughly $22 million to spend as of now.....

References for those of you interested :

http://www.overthecap.com/teamcap.php?Team=Bills&Year=2013

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/06/team-by-team-cap-adjustments-for-2013/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/18/durkin-explaining-the-nfls-salary-cap/

http://overthecap.com/a-guide-to-the-nfl-salary-cap/

Thanks for reading and I look forward to your thoughts!

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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