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    Does anyone know exactly how much cap we have available and what we might do to create more room via restructuring if need be to make a deal or two? Janoris Jenkins is a great example. I am confident the giants would trade him for a mid round pick to dump him (ie 5th or maybe lower) but its a 15 million cap hit. they want a first round pick for landon collins allegedly. I dont think safety is the real need, as highly as i think of collins (and he is a free agent at the end of the year)

    Ramming speed to all

    general counsel

  • #2
    is 15 million his total? shouldn't we only have to pick up 7.5 million remaining as they've paid him for 1/2 the season?


    • #3
      looked it up yesterday. several sites have Rams' cap space anywhere between 2 and 4 million.


      • #4 has the Rams with $1,903,293 in cap room. has the Rams with $4,213,265 in cap space. Either way, they would likely have to do some financial reshuffling to get something done trade-wise. The easiest way to create cap room would be to extend Joyner, as his franchise tag figure of $11+ million is second on the team right now in terms of cap size, but I don't think that's an option at this point.


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          One of the issues that helped bring the players closer to the owners in labor discussions was changing the amount of money teams must spend during a season.

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          Overall there is more than $500 million of cap room available, and the average payroll of a team is $92 million.

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