It’s not the end of the world, but unfortunately for the Detroit Lions and Lions fans, the team is amongst the 5 NFL teams with the lowest available amount of salary cap space. After the new labor agreement NFL teams are now able to carry over their excess salary cap space from one year over to the next, that really doesn’t do our Detroit Lions very much good but here’s a look at every NFL team’s remaining 2011 cap space, as of today, February 12, 2012.
NFL TEAMS BY NAME & SALARY CAP SPACE AVAILABLE:
Jacksonville Jaguars: $31.66 million.
Denver Broncos: $27.88 million.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $25.05 million.
Kansas City Chiefs: $24.01 million.
Seattle Seahawks: $21.27 million.
Buffalo Bills: $19.29 million.
Cincinnatti Bengals: $17.59 million.
Dallas Cowboys: $17.14 million.
San Francisco 49ers: $16.87 million.
Washington Redskins: $13.6 million.
Philadelphia Eagles: $11.01 million.
Miami Dolphins: $9.05 million.
Cleveland Browns: $8.98 million.
New York Jets: $8.39 million.
Tennessee Titans: $8.11 million.
Chicago (garbage) Bears: $7.74 million.
Arizona Cardinals: $7.04 million.
New England Patriots: $6.66 million.
Baltimore Ravens: $6.18 million.
Green Bay Fudge Packers: $5.48 million.
New Orleans Saints: $4.22 million.
St.Louis Rams: $3.5 million.
Oakland Raiders: $3.23 million.
Carolina Panthers: $2.8 million.
Indianapolis Colts: $2.5 million.
San Diego Chargers: $2.1 million.
Minnesota Vikings(Viqueens): $1.95 million.
Detroit Lions: $1.47 million.
Houston Texans: $1.08 million.
New York(worst Super Bowl Champs ever) Giants: $1.06 million.
Atlanta Falcons: $747,000.
Pittsburgh Steelers: $506,000.
Look on the bright side Lions fans, we have very little salary cap space left in Detroit because we have great players, look at the top 5 teams WITH money to spend and you see a bunch of bad teams except for the Denver Tebows, oops, I mean Broncos.
You have to pay for talent and we have load of it bursting from the seams. Also remember that there will likely be contracts restructured, player cuts and even trades that can change the Detroit Lions cap situation for the better. GO LIONS!!!