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Salary cap is expected to be at least $178 million, could exceed $179 million

Posted by Mike Florio on February 25, 2018, 5:25 PM EST

With the new league year approaching, the NFL and NFL Players Association soon will be finalizing the salary cap number for 2018. In December, the NFL projected a range of $174.2 million to $178.1 million for the cap.

As often is the case, the actual salary cap likely will exceed those projections.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the cap will at least be $178 million. It also could exceed $179 million.

The specific number, generally driven by revenues in the prior years, ultimately becomes the product of negotiation between the NFL and NFLPA. Last year, the parties set the cap at $168 million.

The cap has been experiencing significant growth in recent years, even with a decline in TV ratings. With the Thursday night broadcast package spiking from $450 million to at least $550 million annually as of 2018, the increases likely will continue.

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If there is to be an increase of $10M to the cap, does this mean some player who might have been considered a Cap Casualty, being able to stick around?

If the Bears are expected to have $80M after all the possible cuts to come, this means they would have $90M in cap space! Has this ever happened to our Bears before? I cannot even begin to fathom the Bears having a cap surplus like this. We were all assured that the Bears had handicapped themselves with un-wise contract just a few years back and would be in cap hell for the next 10 years.

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Damn that Cutler contract!!!!  Will this cap hell never end?

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A look at who spent what in 2017!

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, teams collectively spent $5.274 billion in 2017, an average of 98.69-percent of the total cap. The highest spenders were the Lions, at $204.46 million, or 122.4 percent of the cap.

At the other end were the Cowboys, who spent only $115.65 million. That’s only 69.26 percent of the cap.

The difference between cash and cap comes from prorated bonuses paid out in past year (for those currently spending under the cap in cash spending) or prorated bonuses paid out in the current year (for those currently spending over it).

Here’s the full list of cash spent in 2017:

1. Lions, $204.46 million (122.4 percent).

2. Panthers, $198.76 million (119.02 percent).

3. Packers, $183.23 million (109.72 percent).

4. Jaguars, $181.44 million (108.65 percent).

5. Dolphins, $179.43 million (107.44 percent).

6. Bears, $179.23 million (107.32 percent).

7. Browns, $177.1 million (106.05 percent).

8. 49ers, $174.57 million (104.53 percent).

9. Falcons, $173.88 million (104.12 percent).

10. Washington, $173.78 million (104.06 percent).

11. Raiders, $173.29 million (103.76 percent).

12. Vikings, $172.86 million (103.51 percent).

13. Eagles, $170.64 million (102.18 percent).

14. Patriots, $168.97 million (101.18 percent).

15. Seahawks, $168.61 million (100.96 percent).

16. Cardinals, $167.86 million (100.51 percent).

17. Steelers, $165.07 million (98.85 percent).

18. Titans, $164.24 million (98.35 percent).

19. Giants, $162.64 million (97.39 percent).

20. Bengals, $160.81 million (96.29 percent).

21. Chargers, $160.58 million (96.15 percent).

22. Rams, $159.2 million (95.33 percent).

23. Buccaneers, $156.87 million (93.93 percent).

24. Saints, $155.93 million (93.37 percent).

25. Broncos, $152.55 million (91.35 percent).

26. Bills, $150.59 million (90.15 percent).

27. Ravens, $149.28 million (89.39 percent).

28. Texans, $144.04 million (86.25 percent).

29. Colts, $143.41 million (85.88 percent).

30. Jets, $143.08 million (85.68 percent).

31. Chiefs, $141.99 million (85.02 percent).

32. Cowboys, $115.657 million (69.26 percent).

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The Shadow wrote:

 

6. Bears, $179.23 million (107.32 percent).

 

Damn those cheap ass McCaskey's!!  When are they going to spend some money on this team to try to be competitive!???

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I think it is time for people to stop saying the McCaskey's are unwilling to spend money. Between the coaching contracts and the money being spent on new facilities as well as the above post, its clear they are willing to spend. And they have been for a while. They have their faults, this is not one of them.

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@AaronLemingNFL
Just to give you an idea where the #Bears stand in cap space- If the cap is $178M & they only cut Glennon, they’ll be sitting right around $74M w/ about another $17.5M to work with. The very minimum they’ll likely be walking into FA (w/o re-signs) will be close to $75M.
 

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Corn Cob wrote:

@AaronLemingNFL
Just to give you an idea where the #Bears stand in cap space- If the cap is $178M & they only cut Glennon, they’ll be sitting right around $74M w/ about another $17.5M to work with. The very minimum they’ll likely be walking into FA (w/o re-signs) will be close to $75M.
 

Problem with Lemings estimate is there are still cuts to come I think. There are still some over 30 veterans who are on the bubble. A youth movement is going on in Chicago and none of the old timers should feel comfortable.

$75M might be the final number, but if Pace wants to really clean house they could easily get to around $90M in cap space quickly. Another problem this year is there are no real FA's out there worth going after except for a couple O-linemen (who won't break the bank). Bears will have to wait for the second round of cuts after the draft, imo.

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The Shadow wrote:

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Corn Cob

@AaronLemingNFL
Just to give you an idea where the #Bears stand in cap space- If the cap is $178M & they only cut Glennon, they’ll be sitting right around $74M w/ about another $17.5M to work with. The very minimum they’ll likely be walking into FA (w/o re-signs) will be close to $75M.
 

Problem with Lemings estimate is there are still cuts to come I think. There are still some over 30 veterans who are on the bubble. A youth movement is going on in Chicago and none of the old timers should feel comfortable.

$75M might be the final number, but if Pace wants to really clean house they could easily get to around $90M in cap space quickly. Another problem this year is there are no real FA's out there worth going after except for a couple O-linemen (who won't break the bank). Bears will have to wait for the second round of cuts after the draft, imo.

It had better be more than $75m or I'll be very disappointed. According to the figures over at overthecap.com, the cap space currently stands at $62.3m. The obvious Glennon cut gets it to $73.8m. But does anyone see much value in keeping either Massie, Cooper, Sims, Wheaton. Those extra 4 cuts take the space to $94.5m. If McPhee & Freeman can be cut for their deficiencies / value then there is no excuse for any one of these four to be on the 2018 Bears roster.

 

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Calbrooks wrote:

I think it is time for people to stop saying the McCaskey's are unwilling to spend money. Between the coaching contracts and the money being spent on new facilities as well as the above post, its clear they are willing to spend. And they have been for a while. They have their faults, this is not one of them.

Wait, what?  So then if this is not one of them than they would have to "care" about something other than the money, they would have to be "trying" to win........?!!!! 

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

I think it is time for people to stop saying the McCaskey's are unwilling to spend money. Between the coaching contracts and the money being spent on new facilities as well as the above post, its clear they are willing to spend. And they have been for a while. They have their faults, this is not one of them.

Wait, what?  So then if this is not one of them than they would have to "care" about something other than the money, they would have to be "trying" to win........?!!!! 

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