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Unofficial Salary Cap Breakdown - March 9th 2014

With the start of the new league year and Free Agency set to kick-off on Tuesday March 11th at 4pm, I thought I'd revisit my series from last year. Here is a breakdown of the 2014 Buffalo Bills salary cap situation. I have taken these numbers from overthecap.com and encourage you all to visit there for more details. What I have done here is breakdown those numbers to a more roster friendly version.

NFL Salary Cap $133,000,000
2013 Carry Over $17,297,975
2014 Buffalo Bills Adjusted Cap $150,297,975
Dead Money $12,070,113
2013 Buffalo Bills Top 51 Contracts $115,781,224
2013 Buffalo Bills Cap Space $22,446,638
Estimated Rookie Allocation $2,238,671*
Remaining Space $20,207,967

* Used overthecap's rookie pool estimates and adjusted for the Bills current situation. The Bills bottom 7 players on the roster make $495,000 while overthecap assumes those players make $420,000.

Here is our top 51 broken down by position :

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 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 Nickell Robey $497,333 0.33%
DB Mario Butler $495,000 0.33%
DB TOTAL 9 players $16,473,523 10.96%
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 $2,925,000 1.95%
DL Stefan Charles $495,000 0.33%
DL Corbin Bryant $495,000 0.33%
DL Total 7 players $39,453,232 26.25%
LB Manny Lawson $3,100,000 2.06%
LB Kiko Alonso $977,364 0.65%
LB Nigel Bradham $686,065 0.46%
LB Ty Powell $495,000 0.33%
LB Total 4 players $5,258,429 3.50%
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 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 7 players $17,306,844 11.52%
QB Kevin Kolb $3,600,000 2.40%
QB EJ Manuel $2,019,386 1.34%
QB Dennis Dixon $730,000 0.49%
QB Thaddeus Lewis $645,000 0.43%
QB Jeff Tuel $496,666 0.33%
QB Total 5 players $7,491,052 4.98%
RB CJ Spiller $5,916,666 3.94%
RB Fred Jackson $3,850,000 2.56%
RB Frank Summers $570,000 0.38%
RB Anthony Allen $570,000 0.38%
RB Evan Rodriguez $570,000 0.38%
RB Ronnie Wingo $495,000 0.33%
RB Total 6 players $11,971,666 7.97%
TE Tony Moeaki $1,350,000 0.90%
TE Lee Smith $688,401 0.46%
TE Chris Gragg $509,793 0.34%
TE Total 3 players $2,548,194 1.70%
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 Garrison Sanborn $1,096,668 0.73%
ST Brian Moorman $570,000 0.38%
ST Dustin Hopkins $523,000 0.35%
ST Total 3 players $2,189,668 1.46%
OFFENSE TOTAL 28 players $52,406,372 34.87%
DEFENSE TOTAL 20 players $61,185,184 40.71%
TOTAL 51 players $115,781,224 77.03%

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. Some of these players do have the same cap hit ($495,000) as players in the top 51 - I did an arbitrary cut-off.

Position Player Cap Hit
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%
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 $12,070,113 8.03%

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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. As always, thanks for reading and I look forward to any questions or comments below! Go Bills!

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

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