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Colts now at top of Salary Cap list

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RANK
TEAM
SIGNED
AVG AGE
ACTIVE
DEAD
ADJUSTMENTS
TOP 51 CAP
TOP 51 CAP SPACE
CAP SPACE (W/ALL)
1 Indianapolis Colts 71 25.03 $127,680,077 $1,779,425 $16,837,503 $119,034,502 $75,003,001 $64,578,001
2 Cleveland Browns 73 24.89 $162,640,036 $14,268,719 $58,912,960 $165,373,755 $70,739,205 $59,204,205
3 New York Jets 72 25.38 $131,121,104 $12,132,668 $17,321,900 $136,083,772 $58,438,128 $51,268,128
4 Tennessee Titans 58 25.97 $156,041,859 $3,044,721 $30,339,319 $156,686,580 $50,852,739 $48,452,739
5 Chicago Bears 59 25.35 $123,400,809 $11,192,047 $7,608,858 $134,112,856 $50,696,002 $50,216,002
6 San Francisco 49ers 71 25.34 $181,117,366 $15,529,233 $56,048,430 $186,701,599 $46,546,831 $36,601,831
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66 25.58 $155,262,677 $951,165 $15,195,668 $150,453,842 $41,941,826 $36,181,826
8 Houston Texans 75 25.38 $153,223,867 $1,592,368 $9,949,209 $146,219,485 $40,929,724 $30,729,724
9 Los Angeles Rams 61 25.3 $140,257,817 $7,764,388 $4,314,494 $145,142,205 $36,372,289 $33,492,289
10 Oakland Raiders 73 25.82 $157,648,530 $1,961,891 $7,626,880 $154,810,421 $30,016,459 $25,216,459
11 Minnesota Vikings 57 25.25 $160,638,897 $2,776,445 $13,729,203 $161,015,342 $29,913,861 $27,513,861
12 Arizona Cardinals 60 26.32 $133,617,811 $17,034,814 $1,601,786 $149,212,625 $29,589,161 $28,149,161
13 Cincinnati Bengals 70 25.29 $168,787,385 $1,296,881 $11,583,459 $162,029,266 $26,754,193 $18,699,193
14 Green Bay Packers 58 25.05 $148,911,422 $8,022,733 $3,934,518 $154,534,155 $26,600,363 $24,200,363
15 Miami Dolphins 64 25.67 $149,713,702 $4,881,020 $69,161 $150,754,722 $26,514,439 $22,674,439
16 Washington Redskins 74 25.74 $162,801,725 $821,818 $1,484,362 $153,498,543 $25,185,819 $15,060,819
17 Denver Broncos 66 25.56 $166,958,289 $2,379,107 $10,208,201 $162,242,396 $25,165,805 $18,070,805
LEAGUE AVERAGE            
$27,751,749
$22,047,999
18 Buffalo Bills 65 26.28 $135,278,782 $35,921,120 $11,583,459 $166,879,902 $21,903,557 $17,583,557
19 Detroit Lions 67 25.6 $162,529,565 $6,378,790 $4,151,311 $162,368,355 $18,982,956 $12,442,956
20 New England Patriots 68 26.19 $165,226,203 $2,573,747 $3,012,602 $161,814,950 $18,397,652 $12,412,652
21 Seattle Seahawks 55 25.47 $145,574,429 $13,903,196 $547,270 $159,477,625 $18,269,645 $18,269,645
22 Baltimore Ravens 63 25.79 $158,970,528 $9,100,000 $3,275,117 $163,450,528 $17,024,589 $12,404,589
23 Los Angeles Chargers 62 25.48 $162,998,200 $4,699,432 $2,622,050 $163,857,632 $15,964,418 $12,124,418
24 Carolina Panthers 64 26.11 $164,199,375 $7,023,075 $4,400,316 $165,942,450 $15,657,866 $10,377,866
25 Kansas City Chiefs 69 25.44 $158,814,009 $16,644,158 $2,600,000 $167,883,167 $11,916,833 $4,341,833
26 New Orleans Saints 74 25.88 $166,255,917 $11,040,306 $287,065 $166,616,223 $10,870,842 $190,842
27 Jacksonville Jaguars 71 25.53 $198,656,910 $3,941,797 $27,768,739 $194,318,707 $10,650,032 $2,370,032
28 Atlanta Falcons 54 26.33 $164,695,151 $4,857,983 $1,121,399 $169,073,134 $9,248,265 $8,768,265
29 Pittsburgh Steelers 62 25.82 $172,009,178 $5,100,250 $4,041,060 $172,309,428 $8,931,632 $4,131,632
30 Dallas Cowboys 57 24.98 $164,643,613 $14,774,079 $7,874,774 $177,017,692 $8,057,082 $5,657,082
31 Philadelphia Eagles 66 25.53 $170,544,891 $7,892,554 $514,409 $172,197,445 $5,516,964 $-723,036
32 New York Giants 72 25.63 $179,261,401 $3,430,140 $365,321 $172,161,541 $5,403,780 $-5,126,220

 

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Hard to lose ground by not spending any money lol 

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Just now, coltsblue1844 said:

Everyone needs to realize something while they are complaining that we aren't spending all of our available money... This money will roll over to next year and the year after if need be...  By that time, with a couple good drafts, we could be serious contenders who are just a couple pieces from a long run of Super Bowl contention.   Wouldn't you rather have this money available then, to go after a few big names to really put us over the hump, instead of blowing it all now on mediocre players?

 

Am I the only one who sees this as the plan they have in place?

No you’re just the only who is okay with that lack of bringing anyone to help this team

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3 minutes ago, Mr.Debonair said:

No you’re just the only who is okay with that lack of bringing anyone to help this team

Pretty sure they can sign free agents after the first week of free agency

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We know we’re playing the long game.  

 

My hope is the we surround Luck with enough talent to include him in it. 

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I really think we should try to get Kendricks off the Eagles. They have negative cap space and are trying to shop him. I'd say a relatively low pick, something like a 5th round pick would bring him here because they have no leverage and it's a good draft for off ball linebackers. He would only have a cap hit of $7.5mil a year. 

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CB is building a foundation... a strong foundation then when we are in contention for a Lombardi he will have plenty of cap to go after desirable FAs when we have a better chance to win now not when we might have a winning season or might have a losing season.

 

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29 minutes ago, jvan1973 said:

Pretty sure they can sign free agents after the first week of free agency

Trying to see where I said they couldn’t

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Tennessee still sitting nice. Suh taking a visit there today. Look for him to sign. They need pass rushers.

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31 minutes ago, Colt Overseas said:

I really think we should try to get Kendricks off the Eagles. They have negative cap space and are trying to shop him. I'd say a relatively low pick, something like a 5th round pick would bring him here because they have no leverage and it's a good draft for off ball linebackers. He would only have a cap hit of $7.5mil a year. 

Would cost us $6m this year and $7m next year.

 

Philly would be responsiblefor $1.6m signing bonus each year.

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Saying that I would swap 5th's with philly or take a 6th back.

 

I would give them the 5th w/o anything else back,  but would sure try to recoup a pick.

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51 minutes ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Trying to see where I said they couldn’t

Pretty obvious your post indicated we weren't going to sign anyone

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7 minutes ago, jvan1973 said:

Pretty obvious your post indicated we weren't going to sign anyone

Lol it’s pretty obvious that up to this point we haven’t and that’s ALL I was referring to. Nice reach tho!

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Just now, Virtuoso80 said:

Dont they have to at least spend some of that cap to average out 89% over the 4 year span?

They will spend some money.   Free agency isn't over

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1 hour ago, Mr.Debonair said:

No you’re just the only who is okay with that lack of bringing anyone to help this team

 

1 minute ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Lol it’s pretty obvious that up to this point we haven’t and that’s ALL I was referring to. Nice reach tho!

The word "anyone" is the part where you insinuated the team wouldn't bring ANYONE in to help this team

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1 minute ago, jvan1973 said:

 

The word "anyone" is the part where you insinuated the team wouldn't bring ANYONE in to help this team

Keep reaching! I cannot predict the future and can only speak to what has happened this far

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1 hour ago, coltsblue1844 said:

Everyone needs to realize something while they are complaining that we aren't spending all of our available money... This money will roll over to next year and the year after if need be...  By that time, with a couple good drafts, we could be serious contenders who are just a couple pieces from a long run of Super Bowl contention.   Wouldn't you rather have this money available then, to go after a few big names to really put us over the hump, instead of blowing it all now on mediocre players?

 

Am I the only one who sees this as the plan they have in place?

 

You are required to spend a certain amount if your total cap, and I believe only do much will rollover. This is to prevent exactly what you are suggesting.

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5 minutes ago, Narcosys said:

 

You are required to spend a certain amount if your total cap, and I believe only do much will rollover. This is to prevent exactly what you are suggesting.

Teams DO do just what I suggested...it's how Jax has had so much to spend the past couple years.

Teams go from worst to 1st often, with a good QB especially. None of the "top guys" this year are worth the $ they are getting...once we have a year or two under our belt with this coaching staff and draft class etc, look for us to spend what it takes to have a contending team for the long haul.

 

Of the "top guys" this year, how many had everyone wanted so badly before this season? Many came out of nowhere in a contract year. Top players don't often reach FA, and none of this year's guys would have put us over the hump. In another year, that may be a different story and there may be better players to sign.

 

Just my honest opinion. 

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27 minutes ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Keep reaching! I cannot predict the future and can only speak to what has happened this far

You should have said so far then. 

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5 minutes ago, jvan1973 said:

You should have said so far then. 

Lol because you say so? Nah I’m goood. Let’s end the back and forth here

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This isn’t up to date there is big drop from us to the next team.  You can see some the other teams players they are reported in signing are not on here yet.  I assume they are waiting for details on how the contracts are setup.  

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2 hours ago, coltsblue1844 said:

Everyone needs to realize something while they are complaining that we aren't spending all of our available money... This money will roll over to next year and the year after if need be...  By that time, with a couple good drafts, we could be serious contenders who are just a couple pieces from a long run of Super Bowl contention.   Wouldn't you rather have this money available then, to go after a few big names to really put us over the hump, instead of blowing it all now on mediocre players?

 

Am I the only one who sees this as the plan they have in place?

 

Yeah. By the rate Ballard is stockpiling early round picks, he will need that cap capital in 3-4 years time to keep our own guys. :D

 

Btw, if you check how recent contracts are structured by a number of teams (especially Niners, Jets, and Colts) you will notice a pattern. There are no backloaded contracts any more. These teams frontload their contracts. Instead of giving high signing bonuses (and thus, backloading and/or creating potential dead money if cutting), they give low signing bonuses and guarantee roster bonuses instead. The structure frontloads contracts while keeps real cash spending at the same rate. And practically no dead money after year 1 (2 for top contracts)..Check Garoppolo's contract for example. His cap hit in 2018 is 37M, and from 2019 and on it's low 20 ish.

 

This new way of cap "bookeeping" helps teams rolling over some of their cap for next year, and will keep them on top of the salay cap list year by year. The Colts are one of the pioneers doing this. I believe we will see the real effect / advantage of this in 2-3 years. (Unless the new CBA due in 2021 will create an entirely different business environment / market, but I doubt so.)

 

7 minutes ago, JColts72 said:

This is not to be proud of. Whats the point if not going to use it.

 

Read above :)

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4 minutes ago, JColts72 said:

This is not to be proud of. Whats the point if not going to use it.

You can use it next year or the year after.  If we love a free agent next year we can offer them the best deal by far if we have the most cap.  We don’t lose it until the 4 year period is over.

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2 hours ago, JColts72 said:

All that money to not use.

Not that I think it’ll happen or any of these guys actually hit FA in 2019.  But that class is MUCH stronger.  Aaron’s Donald, Zach Martin, CJ Mosley, Khalil Mack.  Some of those franchises have serious cap constraints.  Be frugal with the money this year a good draft and sign some guys next year and we are back in the mix. 

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2 hours ago, coltsblue1844 said:

Everyone needs to realize something while they are complaining that we aren't spending all of our available money... This money will roll over to next year and the year after if need be...  By that time, with a couple good drafts, we could be serious contenders who are just a couple pieces from a long run of Super Bowl contention.   Wouldn't you rather have this money available then, to go after a few big names to really put us over the hump, instead of blowing it all now on mediocre players?

 

Am I the only one who sees this as the plan they have in place?

 

I get it. I understand it. Two issues that myself and I imagine other fans have with that plan:

1) We are impatient. (This we will get over)

2) You GOT to spend some money on that O-Line to keep Andrew upright.

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12 minutes ago, OLD FAN MAN said:

does this mean we will have a winning record in 2018

 

Has anyone made that promise?

 

Irsay?   Ballard?    Reich?

 

Nothing is promised in the NFL....

 

 

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29 minutes ago, GuitarMD said:

 

I get it. I understand it. Two issues that myself and I imagine other fans have with that plan:

1) We are impatient. (This we will get over)

2) You GOT to spend some money on that O-Line to keep Andrew upright.

Man do we??  We’ve put ourself in great position to get Nelson.  I believe Buffalo is going to trade up to 2.  Also, we have 3 seconds if we need to trade upnto get hernandez.  Yes we’d be starting 2-3 rookies but I have a feeling this is going to be an up tempo rhythm offense with quick passes.  

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3 hours ago, coltsblue1844 said:

Everyone needs to realize something while they are complaining that we aren't spending all of our available money... This money will roll over to next year and the year after if need be...  By that time, with a couple good drafts, we could be serious contenders who are just a couple pieces from a long run of Super Bowl contention.   Wouldn't you rather have this money available then, to go after a few big names to really put us over the hump, instead of blowing it all now on mediocre players?

 

Am I the only one who sees this as the plan they have in place?

No your not because I totally agree with you. It's just going to take a lot of patience and I mean a lot of patience it's going be a long waiting game. 

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1 hour ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Lol because you say so? Nah I’m goood. Let’s end the back and forth here

Well, then you can't really get on anyone for not understanding you when you don't explain yourself clearly. Just sayin'...

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