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Unofficial Salary Cap Breakdown - March 13th

Dear Fellow Buffalo Bills Fans:

With the cutting of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the signing of Leodis McKelvin and his $3,050,000 cap hit there are significant changes to my last posting on this topic. Assuming that Byrd signs his franchise tender and factoring in Fitzpatrick's $3,000,000 in dead space and Chris Kelsay's $800,000 - this is where the Bills Salary Cap breakdown stands as of now.

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

The Bills top 51 players salary = $99,418,609

Dead Money = $9,158,705

Top 51 + Dead Money = $108,577,314

2013 Projected Salary Cap Room = $24,222,686 (YAY!!!!!! Let's go Shopping!!!)

Breakdown by position:

Offense : $41,351,072 ( 31.1%) - 24 players

QB : $2,250,000 ( 1.69%) - 1 player

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 : $14,653,075 ( 11.03%) - 12 players

Defense : $53,524,871 ( 40.3%) - 24 players

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

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

DB : $17,639,827 ( 13.28%) - 10 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 : $9,158,705 ( 6.9%) - 13 players

Unused Space : $24,222,686 ( 18.2%)

Please note that it is estimated that the Bills have a rookie cap $5,180,294. Some of these rookies will take up some of that unused space depending on if their salary exceeds the current top 51 highest paid players. Last year Gilmore, Glenn, Graham, Bradham and Brooks added around $2.5 million to the cap. Also, the dead space could go up depending on more cuts. I'd say a fair estimate of the Bills current amount free to spend towards the cap is around $21.7 million plus/minus any accumulated dead money and cap savings due to cuts.

As always please let me know if you have questions, comments or if there is a mistake in my numbers.

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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