Early Cap Number: Bengals projected with over $22 million under the cap

Joe Robbins

The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the best salary cap situations in the NFL and may have over $22 million available under the cap in 2014.

Based on the general understanding that the league's 2014 salary cap could be anywhere from $126 million to $128 million, with Cincinnati rolling over a portion of their '13 cap into '14, Cincinnati could as much as $22.36 million under the salary cap next year, per CBSSports.com -- the Bengals will be allowed to work out extensions for quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green during the offseason. Dalton is signed through 2014 and Green, who is signed through 2014, has a team option for 2015.

Geno Atkins ($9 million), Carlos Dunlap ($8.6 million) and Leon Hall ($8.7 million) will hold the team's biggest cap number entering 2014, and that's before a contract extension if one is signed.

However, with Hall having less guaranteed money and coming off a second Achilles injury, it would make sense for the Bengals to work out an extension for Hall to reduce the impact of the '14 cap while giving Hall money up front. A win-win for both parties.

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