Report: Bengals have most cap space

Posted March 30, 2012 @ 9:47 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Since March 15, Cincinnati has signed five free agents who played with other teams last season and has also re-signed five of its own free agents. Yet, the Bengals have the most remaining space under the salary cap, $20.5 million, as of March 30, according to a report by Pro Football Talk.

Just 15 days earlier, the Bengals had $38.9 million available, second to the Broncos, who had $40 million, according to the report. But that was before Denver signed Peyton Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract. The Broncos now sit at $13.8 million, which ranks 10th in the league.

According to PFT, the other teams in the top 10 for available cap money are Jacksonville ($20.2 million), Seattle ($18.9 million), Cleveland ($18.5 million), Tennessee ($18.4 million), Tampa Bay ($18.3 million), Kansas City ($17.0 million), Philadelphia ($16.2 million), and Minnesota ($14.5 million).

The teams with the least cap space are Carolina ($623,000), New Orleans ($1.4 million), Baltimore ($1.7 million), Atlanta ($1.8 million), and Dallas and Arizona ($2.1 million each).