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chefsos
09-05-2005, 02:05 PM
Updated today.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2152462&CMP=OTC-DT9705204233

By John Clayton
ESPN.com


Below is the amount of money each team is under the $85.5 million salary cap for 2005 as of Sept 1.

TEAM-BY-TEAM SALARY CAP UPDATE
Arizona Cardinals $9.85 million
Atlanta Falcons $924,000
Baltimore Ravens $5.99 million
Buffalo Bills $1.02 million
Carolina Panthers $2.195 million
Chicago Bears $5.5 million
Cincinnati Bengals $4.796 million
Cleveland Browns $7.86 million
Dallas Cowboys $9.35 million
Denver Broncos $2.35 million
Detroit Lions $3.48 million
Green Bay Packers $4.66 million
Houston Texans $8.38 million
Indianapolis Colts $6.3 million
Jacksonville Jaguars $6.3 million
Kansas City Chiefs $900,000
Miami Dolphins $6.6 million
Minnesota Vikings $10.7 million
New England Patriots $1.96 million
New Orleans Saints $1.68 million
New York Giants $2 million
New York Jets $1.1 million
Oakland Raiders $137,000
Philadelphia Eagles $9.23 million
Pittsburgh Steelers $2.09 million
St. Louis Rams $4.42 million
San Diego Chargers $7.27 million
San Francisco 49ers $4.3 million
Seattle Seahawks $196,000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers $1.3 million
Tennessee Titans $2.09 million
Washington Redskins $1.26 million


John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

Chiefs Pantalones
09-05-2005, 02:07 PM
Damn it, Carl!!

We have $900,000 of unused money!!!

Go sign 5 or 6 players for the vet minimum!!!

Chief Roundup
09-05-2005, 03:14 PM
Hmmm I could of swore that CP said that Warfield nor Welbourn would count against the cap until after week 4 when they come back.

Miles
09-05-2005, 03:18 PM
Hmmm I could of swore that CP said that Warfield nor Welbourn would count against the cap until after week 4 when they come back.


Pretty sure I read the opposite. They do count against the cap but not as a roster spot.

Rausch
09-05-2005, 03:20 PM
How the **** can the Viqueens be 10 million under?

Chief Roundup
09-05-2005, 03:28 PM
Pretty sure I read the opposite. They do count against the cap but not as a roster spot.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2005/09/03/carl_peterson__dick_vermeil/

Q: Does he count on the 53-man roster and does Warfield?

PETERSON: “Neither one of them does but for cap reasons we have to anticipate 55 players and then when they return we have to make some personnel decisions. Their compensation these first four weeks is zero.”
Not sure how to take that but would say that they probably count even though they don't get paid.

Rausch
09-05-2005, 03:29 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2005/09/03/carl_peterson__dick_vermeil/


Not sure how to take that but would say that they probably count even though they don't get paid.


I think that's it: their contracts count against the cap but they don't get their game checks...

tk13
09-05-2005, 03:32 PM
How the **** can the Viqueens be 10 million under?
"Not Likely to Be Earned" bonuses. You can put bonuses that are near impossible to earn in contracts, and when you do that, they are listed as "NLTBE bonuses". These bonuses are added up at the end of the year and added to next year's cap as a "credit".

Very Basic Example: Say the salary cap is 80 million. You have 5 million dollars worth of NLTBE bonuses (something like "Player X gets $1 million if he has 4 interceptions in the last game of the season"). Since you have $5 million in those bonuses, that is added as a 'credit' to next year's cap. So the next year your personal cap number would be $85 million. You could theoretically spend $5 million more than the actual "cap" number and not be punished.

By doing this, no two teams really have the same cap number. The Vikings are usually the best in the league at using these. Last year the "cap" was set at $80 million dollars, but really the Vikings cap was something ridiculous like $94 million. I think they were even further under the cap last year.

And believe it or not, the Chiefs were 2nd in the league in NLTBE bonuses last year. We had a cap number of $85 million. So people complained about Carl not running the payroll up to the cap, but we actually had the ability to spend more money than 30 other teams and did spend more than most of them... no clue how much credit we have (er, had) this year though.