$120 million Salary cap

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    $120 million Salary cap

    But let's look at a few realities. If the cap is at $120 million, approximately seven teams are over the cap, and some of those teams have some interesting issues.

    Dallas Cowboys -- The late Gene Upshaw used to say in times of labor trouble, no one protects his team's talent base better than Jerry Jones. Jones has always locked up his best players to give his team the best chance of winning. But the Cowboys are roughly $18.9 million over a $120 million cap, and they will have to make some player sacrifices. Cutting wide receiver Roy Williams, right tackle Marc Colombo and running back Marion Barber would be easy decisions, but not so fast. Their combined salaries are $12.259 million, but those three players have more than $27 million in signing bonus proration. They might create too much dead money against the cap to get under.

    Oakland Raiders -- Depending on how much dead money is created by the voiding of Nnamdi Asomugha's contract, the Raiders are more than $10 million over the cap. They can save $2.1 million by cutting guard Cooper Carlisle, but they have only six players with salaries of more than $1 million that can be used to restructure contracts to free up cap room. Remember they gave extensions to defensive end Richard Seymour and defensive tackle John Henderson and made Kamerion Wimbley a franchise player.

    New York Giants -- Even though the Giants are $11.34 million over a $120 million cap, they can save $7.5 million if they don't bring back offensive lineman Shawn Andrews. The Giants have plenty of contracts they can restructure, so getting under the cap won't be a problem. The difficulty might be not having too much free cap room for getting into free agency after re-signing key veterans such as Ahmad Bradshaw.

    Pittsburgh Steelers -- The Steelers are $10.51 million over, but a $5 million savings comes from not bringing back tackle Flozell Adams. Defensive end Aaron Smith is in the final year of his contract and has a salary of $4.5 million. He might have to restructure his deal or be released. The Steelers have to make sure they have enough room to re-sign cornerback Ike Taylor.

    Minnesota Vikings -- The Vikings are $5.148 million over, which will make it tough for them to keep Bernard Berrian. Releasing him would save around $3.7 million. Adrian Peterson is in the final year on his contract with a salary of $10.72 million. He wants a long-term deal, and if the Vikings accommodate it would free up a lot of cap room.

    Indianapolis Colts -- The Colts are $2.77 million over. That's not the big problem. The problem is finding cap room. They have $35.5 million tied up in base salaries for Peyton Manning and Dwight Freeney. With Manning's $23 million franchise tag, the Colts have incentive to sign him to a contract extension and get some cap room. After those two players, though, the Colts have only eight other players with salaries above $2 million to consider for cap-friendly restructures or possible release.

    Green Bay Packers -- The Packers really don't have a cap problem, particularly if they move linebacker Nick Barnett. Cutting or trading him saves the team about $4.4 million. They can save close to $4.5 million if right tackle Mark Tauscher doesn't come back. The Packers are $62,000 under the cap.

    http://www.ganggreennation.com/2011/2/7/1980702/salary-cap-figures-for-afc-east-clubs

    the jets are at $128.5 million without resigning holmes (`5-8 mil), edwards (3-5 mil), cromartie (4-6 mil), brad smith (1 mil), jason taylor (1 mil), shaun ellis (3-4 mil), nick faulk

    they also have to make room for signing rookies and free agents.

     
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    Interesting info.  According to csnne.com, the Pats should be set up well if the cap is indeed $120 million:

    http://www.csnne.com/07/08/11/Patriots-should-be-well-under-cap-when-l/landing_patriots.html?blockID=540025&feedID=3946
     
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    according to the link posted by ZachRudy, we should have more then enough money to resign mankins and go after free agents like Matt Roth/manny Lawson or Mike Sims-Walker/Sidney Rice.
     
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    It really speaks to how well the Pats are run, they should have more then enough to sign all their rookies, get a new deal for Mankins(if he will consent), and sign a few FAs if needed. Most of the teams on the above list are really top heavy without a lot of depth. The only Pats I can think of who make "big time money" are Brady and Wilfork, who have earned it. It should also leave room to extend Welker.
     
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    Gadis - I agree I think we'll have enough cash to resign Mankins (if he isn't asking for the moon) but I think we could get Roth for a TBC type of deal and still have enough left over for a Sims-Walker or Floyd but not Rice. Rice is going to be asking for a ton
     
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    You're right King. If the cap comes in around 115-120 as many thinks it will the Jets are in over their heads. I think they sit around 128mil so far this year and have a ton of FA's and the rooks to sign. Since Kraft is much more respected as a owner my guess is he'd be fine with the lower cap just to mess with the Jets too. This should be interesting to say the least
     
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    1-Resign Mankins
    2-Throw Sidney a offer and see if he bites
    3-Sign a guy like Roth or avoid them depending on how the staff feels about the OLB corps.

     
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    [QUOTE]1-Resign Mankins 2-Throw Sidney a offer and see if he bites 3-Sign a guy like Roth or avoid them depending on how the staff feels about the OLB corps.
    Posted by Pancakespwn[/QUOTE]

    That would be a very successful offseason, especially if Sidney signs
     
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    Over the course of the offseason, three of the most prevalent themes surrounding the Patriots have been: 

    1. Pass rush 
    2. A big-play receiver needed? 
    3. Logan Mankins 

    So it was little surprise when Pat Kirwan, one of the favorite NFL analysts at this address, covered all three topics in his review of the Patriots www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d820ad079/article/jets-patriots-in-search-of-missing-piece-to-championship-run" target="_blank">in a piece now posted on NFL.com

    "Great 3-4 defenses, [like] the Pittsburgh Steelers, get 20 sacks from their outside linebackers. The Patriots need help in this area," Kirwan writes. "The bad news for the Patriots is the fact that there really isn't a decent list of potential fits in free agency and they might be stuck manufacturing a pass rush with scheme." 

    On the wide receiver front, Kirwan falls into the camp that believes the Patriots need a big, deep-threat target. 

    "The Patriots don't need to bring back Randy Moss or sign Plaxico Burress. Still, they sure would be dangerous with a big-time receiver outside of Wes Welker," he writes. 

    And finally, Kirwan sets the market for a player of Mankins' caliber. 

    "Logan Mankins will eventually be gone if he continues to get paid with the franchise tag. The team needs to get him under a long-term deal," he writes. "Take a look at the top guard contracts in the NFL and that means a six- or seven-year deal that averages about $8 million over the first three seasons."
     
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    Kirwan sounds pretty sensible to me, assuming of course Solder solves our tackle problem, one of our drafted running backs pans out, and Bodden and Dowling help strengthen our secondary. What's left is OLB, x-type wide out, and guard/center. 
     
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    Your article assume a 120 million cap.  Interestingly, a different writer from the same ESPN, projects the colts 2011 cap at 115.5 while Clayton - the article you cite - assumes the colts have a cap of 122.7. 

    It kind of makes you think that everyone (other than the NFL) can approximate teams' cap #'s but don't actually know it. 
     
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    The Patriots rank as the sixth most valuable franchise in the world, Forbes Magazine declares in a piece that lists the top 50 franchises

    As part of a slideshow accompanying the piece, 
    Forbes shows a picture of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and then writes,"Sponsorship revenues were up in 2010 and demand for tickets remains strong despite the highest prices in the league." 

    Forbes puts the value of the Patriots at $1.37 billion. 

    The Cowboys (2) and Redskins (4) are the two NFL teams ranked ahead of the Patriots. 

    EXTRA POINT: When the cost of tickets is discussed, one factor in the mix is personal seat licenses. Teams that 
     
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    The NFL will need a 120M salary cap if they allow the teams to bring 90 players to camp.
     
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    Well, according to Clayton it will be a hard cap at 120mil with no exemptions so those who are currently over are well screwed.

    the Jets are currently sitting around 128.5mil and this includes RFA tenders and the franchise tag I believe (These numbers also include workout bonuses and dead money so the cap number could potentially decrease if these are not included in the new CBA. But, I can't see why they wouldn't be as they were part of the old CBA and teams were warned not to spend so freely during the uncapped year). If these numbers hold true then the Jets are in deep. They have a number of contracts they can restructure (ala Sanchez's 18mil cap hit) but that won't get them under the cap. They can also resign Harris long term which would get rid of that 10mil franchise cap hit but Harris has all the leverage in these negotiations given they need the room. They are going to need to overpay him in order to save cap space, that's just hilarious. Even after restructure and signing Harris long term they won't have enough to resign FA's so they might have to release some of their players just to get a couple of their FA's back. This might be a very interesting couple weeks for the Jets, Dal, and GB.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Labor-Update-2011-salary-cap-set-at-120-millio?urn=nfl-wp3408
     
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    i'm really looking forward to see how the YETS get under the cap. bye cromartie, bye edwards, too bad we can't pay you holmes, brad smith see ya.....
     
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    There are a good number of teams that are WAY Under the 120 million dollar cap.  If they are forced to spend 90% of the 120 million this year, there are some teams that will need to boost their caps from 70 or 80 million to about 110 million.  That's an awful lot of spare cash floating around...It will surely drive up the price of free agents well beyond their traditional value.
     
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    In Response to Re: $120 million Salary cap:
    [QUOTE]There are a good number of teams that are WAY Under the 120 million dollar cap.   If they are forced to spend 90% of the 120 million this year,  there are some teams that will need to boost their caps from 70 or 80 million to about 110 million.  That's an awful lot of spare cash floating around...It will surely drive up the price of free agents well beyond their traditional value.
    Posted by mar10[/QUOTE]
    Good point, Some teams will need to go no a spending spree.  Here are last years numbers if there were a cap from PFT.
    Redskins:  $178.2 million.

    Cowboys:  $166.5 million.

    Saints:  $145.0 million.

    Vikings:  $143.4 million.

    Seahawks:  $138.8 million.

    Jets:  $135.7 million.

    Packers:  $135.3 million.

    Raiders:  $135.2 million.

    Colts:  $133.1 million.

    Bears:  $131.9 million.

    Eagles:  $131.0 million.

    Patriots:  $128.8 million.

    Giants:  $128.6 million.

    49ers:  $125.9 million.

    Dolphins:  $123.8 million.

    Texans:  $123.1 million.

    Lions:  $122.9 million.

    Steelers:  $122.9 million.

    Browns:  $122.8 million.

    Ravens:  $122.3 million.

    Falcons:  $118.5 million.

    Titans:  $118.0 million.

    Panthers:  $110.9 million.

    Rams:  $109.1 million.

    Chargers:  $108.0 million.

    Bills:  $105.3 million.

    Broncos:  $102.9 million.

    Bengals:  $100.8 million.

    Cardinals:  $97.8 million.

    Jaguars:  $89.5 million.

    Chiefs:  $84.5 million.

    Buccaneers:  $80.8 million.

    This doesn't included salaries lost for free agents but Miguel has the Pats at about 113 million on 74 players so far in 2011.  And some sources have the Jets around 128 million with several big free agents.  Pats free agents are Light, Mankins, Faulk, Morris, Gerard Warren, Arrington, BJGE- I think.  Jets have Edwards, Holmes, Cromartie, Harris, Ellis, Klemens, and several other lesser known guys.   

     
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