Front Office's Salary Cap Page (Last Updated on April 6, 2009)
Welcome to Our 2009 Salary cap page! Right here is where we keep you updated on the Bills salary cap situation with cap figures of key players. Although not as important in the past since the team has plenty of cap room, we are constantly adding and modifying the list of players. All figures are approximate. Since the Bills are among the many teams that have adopted a "cash to the cap" mentality, we will try to keep that figure updated as well when that information becomes available. Continue to go to our main front office page for the latest roster moves and all 2009 player contract signings, restructurings, & extensions as well as the details behind them!
NFL Projected 2009 Salary Cap Figure (Buffalo News Figures):$127 Million (Bills figure will be around $10 Million higher with adjustments for incentives not reached) Bills Cap Money Allocated For 2009 (Buffalo News Figures): approx. $117 Million: - The Bills are now under the cap by approx. $10 - $20 Million. as of 4/6
Bills Actual Money Allocated For 2009 (Buffalo News Figures): approx. $103 Million: - The Bills are now under the cash to the cap money by approx. $24 - $34 Million. as of 4/6
The cap figure the Bills have now is based on estimates made in the media and our archived contract terms. Below is a list of approximate cap figures from 2009 (in blue) for key players, we will update the list throughout the offseason. We stress that these numbers are our best estimates and may vary somewhat. Keep in mind the cap figures isn't the same as the cap hit if they are cut. If a player is cut amortized portions of their bonus goes against the cap figure. In bold we give you the money the player would make this year (the cash to the cap figure) along with comments on what we think the team may do with certain players. Subtract that number from the cap figure gives you the amount saved by the release of a bubble player. Some things not totally figured out by us are the LTBEs (likely to be earned incentives), they count differently against the cap. This year there are only a couple of players that the team would consider releasing that would open up significant cap room as they have not back loaded too many contracts over the past few years. They also don't need to free up money since the team is well under the cap and has ample room to make moves. The fact that the team is a small market team may stop them from giving out the big signing bonuses that other teams do. We will update and fine tune these numbers as we get more information from various media sources. The initial numbers are out of the Buffalo News:
DT Kyle Williams$2.385M - $1.245 Million this year. WR Josh Reed$2.525M - $2.025 Million this year. WR Roscoe Parrish$2.45M - $3 Million this year including bonuses. LB Kawika Mitchell$2.6M DE Ryan Denney$2.4M QB Ryan Fitzpatrick$1.8M C Geoff Hangartner$1.9M WR Terrell Owens$6.5M WR Lee Evans$9.87M - Base of $9 Million this year. DE Aaron Schobel$6.5M - $3.5M salary guaranteed. G Derrick Dockery$5.85M - Saves $450,000 on cap with release. OT Langston Walker$5M - $5M is cap figure as well. DE Chris Kelsay$5.6M OT Jason Peters$4.1M - $2.95M against cap if traded. TE Robert Royal$2.23M - May be released to open up money. CB Terrence McGee$4.37M - Last year of contract; may get re-done. S Donte Whitner$5.05M DT Marcus Stroud$3.5M - He may also ask for new deal after trade last year. DT Spencer Johnson$3.5M DT John McCargo$1.83M - Last year of deal; will be released.