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NFL Salary Cap 2016: Bengals have $7.5 million of carryover money

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It was a wise move by the Bengals to leave a lot of carryover cap space in 2015 with impending free agents like George Iloka, Marvin Jones and Reggie Nelson needing to be re-signed in 2016.

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It won't be long until NFL free agency begins, and the Cincinnati Bengals will once again have plenty of money to spend.

Once again, the Bengals are among the NFL leaders in carryover cap space, coming in with $7,587,902 that will now be part of their 2016 cap space, the NFLPA announced today. The leftover cap space a team has after the previous league year ends is called carryover cap and that money is later applied to the following league year.

Every NFL team elected to carry over unused salary cap space from 2015. The smallest carryover amount is $11,587 by the Seattle Seahawks, and the largest is $32,774,928 by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Though the new salary cap has yet to be set, Over The Cap projects the Bengals will have around $38 million for this offseason. They've factored in projected carryover numbers, though it's unclear if their expectation is the exact amount the NFLPA just announced.

Only eight NFL teams have more carryover space than the Bengals. There's no question they'll need every bit of it with impending free agents like George Iloka, Marvin Jones and Reggie Nelson and Adam Jones needing to be re-signed.

In all, the total carryover amount from 2015 is $203,963,112, putting the average carryover per team at $6.4 million. Once the 2016 salary cap is set, the carryover amount and other adjustments from the 2015 season will be combined for each team's official salary cap for 2016. Here's the carryover amounts for all 32 teams:

Club

Carryover Amount

Arizona Cardinals

$3,031,663

Atlanta Falcons

$3,905,771

Baltimore Ravens

$1,633,944

Buffalo Bills

$4,467,331

Carolina Panthers

$3,731,200

Chicago Bears

$867,589

Cincinnati Bengals

$7,587,902

Cleveland Browns

$20,734,144

Dallas Cowboys

$3,571,239

Denver Broncos

$3,300,000

Detroit Lions

$862,191

Green Bay Packers

$6,953,847

Houston Texans

$1,637,055

Indianapolis Colts

$4,950,629

Jacksonville Jaguars

$32,774,928

Kansas City Chiefs

$2,622,838

Los Angeles Rams

$933,521

Miami Dolphins

$9,137,544

Minnesota Vikings

$2,090,409

New England Patriots

$1,347,882

New Orleans Saints

$1,400,000

New York Giants

$11,193,231

New York Jets

$2,484,216

Oakland Raiders

$13,373,617

Philadelphia Eagles

$7,255,362

Pittsburgh Steelers

$3,000,327

San Diego Chargers

$2,287,176

San Francisco 49ers

$12,206,686

Seattle Seahawks

$11,587

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

$7,987,748

Tennessee Titans

$20,783,801

Washington Redskins

$5,837,734