One question that seems to arise each week is: Where do the Patriots stand with the salary cap?
The answer never seems to stay the same, because one contract, or one restructure, can change the financial picture. Also, the salary cap can be difficult to chart because the details of contracts are not easily accessed.
This morning, I checked in with some folks who have access to these details and keep updated salary cap information. I was told the Patriots have about $4.7 million of salary cap space, which is tight relative to other clubs in the NFL.
The approximate $4.7 million in space will be needed to sign draft picks. The Patriots have been allotted $6.03 million of salary cap space to sign their picks, according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.
As the math shows, the Patriots are tight to the margins.
While I don't see it as a major restriction to the Patriots, because they can extend or restructure a contract to create more space, it does provide a general feel for how snug they are to the cap at this time.