2018 AFC East Offseason Overview By Team

I will be posting a handy reference guide that brings together all of the relevant information here on Over The Cap for each division in the NFL as free agency begins next week. You’ll be able to see the cap room your favorite team has, an overview of some team needs, the draft picks they’re projected to have, and what those draft picks are projected to cost.

*Salaries and Draft Picks are updated up to March 11.*

2018 Buffalo Bills

Team Cap = $188,783,459

Total Cap Spend = $156,485,628

Top 51 = $129,166,340

Dead Money = $26,359,288

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $33,257,831

Rookie Pool = $9,196,004

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = $24,061,827

Draft Picks:

9 draft picks: 1/21, 1/22, 2/53, 2/56, 3/65, 3/96, 4/121, 5/158, 5/166

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • QB, LB, DT
  • With Marcell Dareus gone, the Bills might decide to lock in on finding a quality DT early in the draft. They need to improve at linebacker. QB could be the top priority, even though Tyord Taylor is signed through next season and they drafted Nathan Peterman in 2017.”

Team’s Free Agents:


2018 Miami Dolphins

Team Cap = $177,269,161

Total Cap Spend= $181,662,538

Top 51 = $179,465,850

Dead Money = $276,688

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = -$2,473,377

Rookie Pool = $8,380,990

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = -$10,854,367

Draft Picks:

9 draft picks: 1/11, 2/42, 3/73, 4/111, 4/123, 4/131, 6/183, 7/223, 7/229

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • OG, ILB, RB
  • Miami should be looking for additional talent at guard, linebacker, defensive end and running back (following the Jay Ajayi trade to Philly).”

Team’s Free Agents:


2018 New England Patriots

2018 Team Cap = $180,212,602

Total Cap = $163,708,421

Top 51 = $155,761,332

Dead Money = $2,590,423

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $21,860,847

Rookie Pool = $5,526,684

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = $16,334,163

Draft Picks:

6 draft picks: 1/31, 2/43, 2/63, 3/95, 4/136, 6/205

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • CB, QB, Edge
  • The Patriots must improve their secondary with another capable cornerback. With the trades of both Jimmy Garropolo and Jacoby Brissett, the Patriots have to address QB at some point. A true edge bender is missing from their rush.”
    • Patriots must improve secondary with another capable cornerback, especially considering Butler will probably not be re-signed. By trading Jimmy G and Brissett, the Pats have to address QB now. A true edge bender is missing from their rush. Won’t be able to rely on just James Harrison as a 2018 addition, but will have 3rd round pick Derek Rivers from Youngstown State.

Team’s Free Agents:


2018 New York Jets

2018 Team Cap = $194,521,900

Total Cap = $104,839,473

Current Cap Top 51 = $89,481,136

Dead Money = $13,918,337

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $91,122,427

Rookie Pool = $9,660,917

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = $81,461,510

Draft Picks:

8 draft picks: 1/6, 2/37, 2/49, 3/72, 4/107, 5/157, 6/179, 7/235

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • QB, RB, OT
  • Upgrading the offense has to be the priority for the Jets. They need a QB, RB and WR. They also need to improve their offensive line, most notably at tackle.

Team’s Free Agents:


Zack Moore is a writer for OverTheCap.com and author of the recently released book titled, “Caponomics: Building Super Bowl Champions,” which is now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @ZackMooreNFL. 

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