|06-19-2013, 08:27 AM||#1|
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Broncos Cap Room and What they do with it
I saw this on Burger Bill's Blog:
AFC West salary-cap checkpoint
June, 19, 2013
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
At this point of the offseason, salary-cap totals donít mean nearly as much as they did three months ago. But I know there is always interest in cap numbers -- so, thanks to the invaluable John Clayton, I have gotten ahold of the latest figure for each AFC West team:
Cap room: $10.6 million
What does it mean? The Broncos can pretty much do what they want. They can easily sign their top draft pick, defensive lineman Sylvester Williams, and add a piece or two as the summer goes on. They could also perhaps give an extension to someone such as Ryan Clady, Demaryius Thomas, Von Miller or Eric Decker.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Cap room: $3.5 million
What does it mean? The Chiefs have had a great offseason, but there is little cap room left. The Chiefs have to sign No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. They are also reportedly hosting linebacker Desmond Bishop this week. The Chiefs may need to restructure a deal or two to get a little more room.
Cap room: $7.6 million
What does it mean? The Raiders have yet to sign their first-round draft pick, cornerback D.J. Hayden; their second-round pick, offensive lineman Menelik Watson; or their fourth-round pick, quarterback Tyler Wilson. They can execute those signings and still have some emergency money.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Cap room: $3.1 million
What does it mean? The Chargers have their entire draft class signed, so they have some decent just-in-case money available.
A couple of things I find interesting: 1) We have more cap room than the other 3 crappy AFC West teams; 2) we've got enough to add another piece to the puzzle if we want to.
Will the Broncos attempt to sign a high profile player this year?
Looking at this link: http://www.overthecap.com/teamcap.ph...ncos&Year=2013
This site seams to indicate the Broncos have a $127M cap hit this year, which is over the 2013 cap of $123M. Can anyone explain the difference in numbers between ESPN and Overthecap.com?