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Buffalo Bills carry over cap space from 2020

The Bills had some extra space they’re going to get to use.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills carried over just under $6 million in salary cap space from 2020 according to Field Yates of ESPN. That means their salary cap space will be that much higher than the official league-announced cap number whenever that becomes official. Buffalo’s total of $5,876,959 is 21st in the NFL in terms of carryover.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only team to carry over negative cap space due to incentives paid out that were Not Likely To Be Earned. They won the Super Bowl so they’re probably okay with it.

The Cleveland Browns carried over the most space, topping $29 million in leftover cap space. The New York Jets were just behind at $28 million with the Dallas Cowboys at $27.5 million.

Buffalo currently has $187,510,612 in salary cap commitments in 2021. The NFL’s salary cap won’t be lower than $180 million, so adding the $5.8+ million means Buffalo will still be over the salary cap without making roster moves or contract restructures.