With millions in cap space, will Jaguars be major free agency players? (Shutdown Corner)

The NFL Players Association announced on Thursday that all 32 NFL teams are carrying over unused salary-cap money from 2015 that will be added to their 2016 cap amount, though the amount each club brought into the coming season varies greatly. The average carryover is $6.4 million, but the Seattle Seahawks’ amount is a league-low $11,587. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ amount is a league-high $32.8 million (see the per-team amount below). For reasons that are unclear, the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints did not carry over the full amount available to them. With the leaguewide salary cap expected to be around $154 million per team for 2016, adding their carryover give the Jaguars an adjusted cap number of $186.8 million. Currently, Jacksonville has $114.7 million committed to player contracts for the 2016 season. What does all that mean? It means that without cutting a single player currently under contract for the coming season, and setting aside about $8 million for their draft picks, the Jaguars have approximately $64 million to spend in free agency. In other words: you’re looking for $12 million a year , Malik Jackson? Welcome to Jacksonville! 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

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