2013 NFL Salary Cap- $120.9M
2013 Team Salary- $83.33M
2012 Cap Space- $33.47M W/ Standard. $43.51M W/ Rollover
-First thing here that is unclear is the rollover. I'm assuming that the rollover will be the available space between the standard Salary Cap and the total Team Salary. that number is $10.04M. In the event this number isn't accurate, I will also record the standard cap space as well, thus the two numbers above. Its also unclear if this rollover accounts for the dead money in addition to the team salary in comparison to the salary cap. In this case, I accounted for it.
- The dead money for 2013 as of right now will be $4.1M (Wallace, Moore, and Steinbach, all of which will fall off after 2013 as well!!)
----The Browns will have virtually no "dead money" in 2014, barring any cuts this year.
- The salary cap may go up more than the reports $300K, but it wouldn't be by much.
How much money do the Browns HAVE to spend next year?
-This number is 89% of the salary cap. Which is $107.6M
-For the Browns, to get to that number, they would have to spend $24.27M base on the standard cap figure. That number is $20.17M taking into account the dead money.
-Also, remember, the Browns do not HAVE to spend this money, but if they don't they will have to pay the league the remaining figure.