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Salary Cap update 9/9/11

Now that the offseason dust has settled, here's an overview of the team's cap situation.  The figures reflect the recent extensions by Whitworth, Hall and Cook along with the Labor Day weekend cuts/trades/etc.  There is still a chance additional players are extended to take advantage of the current cap room (possibilities: Pat Sims, Reggie Nelson) but some room will be held for NLTBE (not likely to be earned) incentives that the team would prefer be applied to the 2011 cap.  The overall total of NLTBE bonuses is $10,268,050 but it will be more likely to be around $7M coming mainly from Andre Smith, Thomas Howard and Jon Fanene).  Still plenty of room for another extension and a Carson buffer!  With only 34 players under contract for 2012, I would think the front office would like to get a head start...

Roster Count: 67 (Active 53, Injured Reserve 2, Practice Squad 8, Reserve/Other 1, Suspended 1, PUP 2)

Total Cap $103,113,013

Room $17,881,987

Offense 42% $43,669,266

Defense 52% $53,787,822

Special Teams 2% $1,858,850

Dead Money 4% $3,797,075

TOP 10 CAP FIGURES

CB        Hall, Leon         $8,030,000

OT        Whitworth, Andrew         $7,500,000

DE       Geathers, Robert           $6,233,333

CB        Clements, Nate  $5,000,000

DT        Peko, Domata   $4,500,000

RB        Benson, Cedric $4,500,000

TE        Gresham, Jermaine        $4,113,750

WR       Green, A.J.       $3,579,655

LB        Lawson, Manny $3,500,000

OT        Smith, Andre     $3,185,500

(next would be LB Rivers, Keith $2,817,648)

With the NLTBE bonuses targeted for this year ($7M) and a potential but unlikely Carson return ($11.5M minus $676k per week of football he misses), I don't expect any new contracts until midway through the season.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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