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Unofficial Salary Cap Breakdown - March 20th 2014

With free agency slowing down, I've updated the Bills salary cap situation to include all of their new signings with Chandler's contract being recently released. He has a surprisingly low $1.9 million dollar cap hit in 2014 leaving the Bills with just over $14 million in cap space. Here's the breakdown:

NFL Salary Cap $133,000,000
2013 Carry Over $17,584,740
2014 Buffalo Bills Adjusted Cap $150,584,740
Dead Money $12,570,113
2013 Buffalo Bills Top 51 Contracts $123,917,641
2013 Buffalo Bills Cap Space $14,096,986
Estimated Rookie Allotment $2,236,303*
Remaining Space $11,860,683

* Changed my estimated rookie allocation to include picks in round 1, 2, and 3. See the table at the bottom.

Position Player Cap Hit Percentage
DB Leodis McKelvin $4,575,000 3.04%
DB Aaron Williams $4,231,209 2.82%
DB Stephon Gilmore $3,295,677 2.19%
DB Corey Graham $2,550,000 1.70%
DB Da'Norris Searcy $1,552,106 1.03%
DB Ron Brooks $670,135 0.45%
DB Duke Williams $612,563 0.41%
DB Jonathan Meeks $544,500 0.36%
DB TOTAL 8 players $18,031,190 12.00%
DL Mario Williams $18,800,000 12.51%
DL Marcell Dareus $6,493,232 4.32%
DL Kyle Williams $6,250,000 4.16%
DL Jerry Hughes $3,995,000 2.66%
DL Alan Branch $2,675,000 1.78%
DL Total 5 players $38,213,232 25.42%
LB Brandon Spikes $3,250,000 2.16%
LB Manny Lawson $3,100,000 2.06%
LB Keith Rivers $1,850,000 1.23%
LB Kiko Alonso $977,364 0.65%
LB Nigel Bradham $686,065 0.46%
LB Total 5 players $9,863,429 6.56%
OL Eric Wood $5,950,000 3.96%
OL Erik Pears $3,450,000 2.30%
OL Kraig Urbik $3,375,000 2.25%
OL Chris Williams $2,400,000 1.60%
OL Chris Hairston $1,534,977 1.02%
OL Cordy Glenn $1,326,867 0.88%
OL Doug Legursky $1,100,000 0.73%
OL Mark Asper $570,000 0.38%
OL Total 8 players $19,706,844 13.11%
QB EJ Manuel $2,019,386 1.34%
QB Dennis Dixon $730,000 0.49%
QB Thaddeus Lewis $645,000 0.43%
QB Total 3 players $3,394,386 2.26%
RB C.J. Spiller $5,916,666 3.94%
RB Fred Jackson $3,850,000 2.56%
RB Anthony Dixon $1,016,666 0.68%
RB Frank Summers $570,000 0.38%
RB Anthony Allen $570,000 0.38%
RB Evan Rodriguez $570,000 0.38%
RB Total 6 players $12,493,332 8.31%
TE Scott Chandler $1,900,000 1.26%
TE Tony Moeaki $1,381,250 0.92%
TE Lee Smith $688,401 0.46%
TE Mike Caussin $645,000 0.43%
TE Chris Gragg $509,793 0.34%
TE Total 5 players $5,124,444 3.41%
WR Steve Johnson $8,500,000 5.66%
WR Robert Woods $1,106,084 0.74%
WR T.J. Graham $777,813 0.52%
WR Marcus Easley $730,000 0.49%
WR Ramses Barden $730,000 0.49%
WR Marquise Goodwin $674,719 0.45%
WR Kevin Elliott $570,000 0.38%
WR Total 7 players $13,088,616 8.71%
ST Dan Carpenter $1,812,500 1.21%
ST Garrison Sanborn $1,096,668 0.73%
ST Brian Moorman $570,000 0.38%
ST Dustin Hopkins $523,000 0.35%
ST Total 4 players $4,002,168 2.66%
OFFENSE TOTAL 29 players $53,807,622 35.80%
DEFENSE TOTAL 18 players $66,107,851 43.98%
TOTAL 51 players $123,917,641 82.45%

Prior to the start of the Regular Season every team must keep their top 51 contracts under the Salary Cap. Below you will find players currently under contract but outside of the top 51.

Position Player Cap Hit
DB Nickell Robey $497,333
QB Jeff Tuel $496,666
DL Stefan Charles $495,000
DL Corbin Bryant $495,000
LB Ty Powell $495,000
RB Ronnie Wingo $495,000
DB Mario Butler $495,000
DB Brandon Smith $495,000
WR Chris Hogan $495,000
OL Joe Unga $495,000
OL Antoine McClain $495,000
WR Cordell Roberson $420,000
LB Nathan Williams $420,000
WR Chris Summers $420,000
DB Jajuan Harley $420,000
OL Randy Colling $420,000
LB Kourtnei Brown $420,000
LB Jacques Smith $420,000
WR Brandon Kaufman $420,000
DL Ikponmwosa Igbinosun $420,000
OL Edawn Coughman $420,000
OL Jamaal Johnson-Webb $420,000

We must also include those players that are not currently on the roster but do count against the cap, aka the Dead Money. See Below:

Player Cap Hit Percentage
Ryan Fitzpatrick $7,000,000 4.66%
Mark Anderson $3,000,000 2.00%
Rian Lindell $1,375,000 0.91%
Brad Smith $500,000 0.33%
Kevin Kolb $500,000 0.33%
Zebrie Sanders $99,250 0.07%
Chris White $30,150 0.02%
Justin Rogers $16,875 0.01%
Colin Brown $12,500 0.01%
Da'Rick Rogers $6,667 0.00%
Keith Pough $5,334 0.00%
Zack Chibane $3,667 0.00%
Jumal Rolle $3,667 0.00%
Ryan Turnley $3,334 0.00%
Kendall Gaskins $2,667 0.00%
Jordan Dangerfield $2,334 0.00%
Kip Edwards $2,000 0.00%
Aaron Tipoti $2,000 0.00%
Drew Smith $2,000 0.00%
Brandon Kaufman $1,667 0.00%
Kevin Norrell $667 0.00%
Izaan Cross $334 0.00%
Total $12,570,113 8.36%

Here's an estimated breakdown of our draft picks as we are currently slotted. As you may notice, only draft picks made in the 1st 3 rounds will crack the Bills top 51.

Draft Picks Cap Hit Percentage
Round 1 $2,317,018 1.54%
Round 2 $914,578 0.61%
Round 3 $582,000 0.39%
Round 4 $536,888 0.36%
Round 5 $469,625 0.31%
Round 6 $448,000 0.30%
Round 7 $435,562 0.29%
Total $5,703,671 3.79%

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I will try and keep this as updated as possible through the free agency period as well as after the draft and into the preseason. I've taken these numbers from overthecap.com and encourage you to visit there for more contract specifics. As always, thanks for reading and I look forward to any questions or comments below! Go Bills!

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