Cowboys 2015 Salary Cap Outlook

Estimated 2015 Cap Space: $18.5M ($143M cap limit)

Roster Overview

Players Under Contract: 56
Pro Bowlers: 6
Unrestricted Free Agents: 14(7 with 50%+ playtime)
Draft Selection: 27

Salary Cap Breakdown

Cowboys 2015 salary cap

Cowboys 2015 Offensive spending

Cowboys defensive spending

Free Agents to Re-sign

The number one priority for Dallas this offseason should be keeping Dez Bryant on the roster. Bryant is a rare talent and not the type of player you would expect to fall apart after signing the big contract. His resume is far superior to the Mike Wallace types who have fluctuating numbers. Bryant has some off the field issues that may be hanging over his head … Read the rest

Roster Cut Roundup Part II: February 26

After doing our initial post looking at today’s cut we had a few late announcements of cuts that I assume will be made official tomorrow- Steven Jackson and Tyvon Branch.

Branch has spent his entire career with the Raiders and was the last completely out of place contract that defined the Raiders for a generation, before the team began the process of slashing the roster in 2013. Brach was unable to stay healthy the last two seasons, playing in just 5 games over two years. He was to count for $9.65 million against the Raiders cap and will now cost … Read the rest

Roster Cut Roundup: February 26

Today we had another three “name value” cuts in Anthony Fasano, Kendall Langford and Will Blackmon. Each player is now free to sign with any team and continue their NFL career.

The release of Langford created the most cap space of the releases. He was set to count for $7 million on the Rams salary cap and his release creates $6 million in cap room. Langford had signed a four year, $22 million contract in 2012 and will now count for $1 million in dead cap space. His impact had fallen considerably which made him expendable. The Rams should now … Read the rest

An Introduction to Reality Sports Online Fantasy Football

A few weeks ago Matt and Stephen from Reality Sports Online reached out to me about their very innovative Fantasy Football platform and I really thought it was impressive so I figured I would help get the word out about what they are offering.

RSO has created a year round fantasy platform that puts you in full control of a team as if you are a real general manager of an NFL team. The game itself starts with a the NFL auction room where you and the other teams in your league will bid on every player in the NFL.  … Read the rest

Ravens 2015 Salary Cap Outlook

Estimated 2015 Cap Space: $4.7M ($143M cap limit)

Roster Overview

Players Under Contract: 50
Pro Bowlers: 3
Unrestricted Free Agents: 14(4 with 50%+ playtime)
Draft Selection: 26

Salary Cap Breakdown

Ravens 2015 Salary Cap

Ravens Offensive Spending

Ravens Defensive Spending

Free Agents to Re-sign

I can see a case both for and against keeping Torrey Smith, but given the Ravens other options are a 36 year old Steve Smith, an injured Dennis Pitta, and a 33 year old Owen Daniels (who is also a free agent), I can’t see them parting ways. Smith is coming off a bad season that did nothing for his free agent value, especially in light … Read the rest

Packers Release LB AJ Hawk

The Green Bay Packers are releasing starting inside linebacker AJ Hawk, their second starting linebacker to be released in the last week.

Hawk was in the final year of his contract with the Packers and would have earned $3.5 million on the season had he been on the roster for a full 16 games. He had a $500,0oo roster bonus due this offseason that likely helped push his release along. The team will carry $1.6 million in dead money but will create $3.5 million in cap room.

Hawk had a nice career with the Packers dating back to 2006, though … Read the rest

Ravens Cut Jacoby Jones

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that they have released veteran wide receiver/return man Jacoby Jones just one season after signing Jones to a four year, $12 million contract extension. Jones had received a $3,5 million signing bonus with that contract.

Jones’ contract is typical of most Ravens deals that use a relatively large signing bonus compared to the contract size to help minimize the initial year’s cap charge and reduce the possibility of future guaranteed salary. Jones just counted for $1.875 million against the teams cap last season, but was set to see his cap charge increase to $3.375 million … Read the rest