NFL Salary Cap: Chiefs Still Have Money To Spend

The NFL salary cap numbers have been released thanks to the folks over at Pro Football Talk and it looks as if the Kansas City Chiefs still have plenty of cash to spend this season.

Here is a look at the breakdown of where each team is at:

Jaguars:  $28.7 million.

Chiefs:  $26.6 million.

Eagles:  $20.2 million.

Titans:  $17.0 million.

Bengals:  $15.2 million.

Buccaneers:  $14.9 million.

Browns:  $13.3 million.

Seahawks:  $13.2 million.

Packers:  $11.6 million.

Broncos:  $11.1 million.

Colts:  $10.1 million.

Patriots:  $10.0 million.

Cardinals:  $10.0 million.

Panthers:  $9.2 million.

Vikings:  $8.9 million.

Saints:  $8.2 million.

Jets:  $8.1 million.

Bills:  $7.9 million.

Redskins:  $7.5 million.

Bears:  $6.3 million.

Raiders:  $6.0 million.

Cowboys:  $5.3 million.

Ravens:  $5.3 million.

Steelers:  $4.5 million.

Chargers:  $4.1 million.

Dolphins:  $4.0 million.

Rams:  $4.0 million.

Giants:  $3.6 million.

49ers:  $3.5 million.

Falcons:  $3.4 million.

Lions:  $2.3 million.

Texans:  $2.3 million.

The Chiefs carried over a lot of money that they didn’t spend last season to this season so they’ve continued to keep their payroll low, despite bringing in a number of free agents and re-signing their own players.

You can look at this as a good thing or a bad thing. On the positive, the Chiefs have put together what we think is a very good team without breaking the bank, giving them maximum flexibility. On the other hand, you could look at the departure of Brandon Carr and the lack of a contract for Dwayne Bowe and scratch your head.

At this point, there aren’t really any players to spend this money on, unless the Chiefs plan on making some big trade before the deadline. As we’ve seen, spending tons of cash (Al Davis, Dan Snyder) doesn’t always lead to wins on the field. With guys like Branden Albert and Glenn Dorsey set to become free agents next season, I am ok with the Chiefs hanging on to some extra coin. For now, it is time to see what the Chiefs have on the field in real games. In a few short weeks, we’ll know where the money might best be spent.

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