Union: Jaguars carried over most salary cap money

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Jacksonville Jaguars carried over the most salary cap space from last year, $32.7 million, according to figures released Thursday by the players’ union.

Under the labour agreement reached in 2012, teams can transfer unused salary cap space from the previous year. The total carry-over amount from 2015 was $203,963,112, making the average carry-over per club $6.4 million, the NFL Players Association said.

The smallest carry-over amount was $11,587 by Seattle.

Once the 2016 salary cap is set in early March, the carry-over amount and other adjustments from the 2015 season will be combined for each team’s official salary cap position.

By the end of 2016, the 32 teams must spend an average of 95 per cent of the salary cap over the four-year period that began in 2013. Next behind Jacksonville were Tennessee with $20.78 million and Cleveland with $20.73 million. The Jaguars (5-11), Titans (3-11) and Browns (3-11) combined for 11 victories last season and they hold the first, second and fifth selections in April’s draft.

No team was close to the small amount transferred by Seattle. Next were Detroit ($852,191), Chicago ($867,589) and Los Angeles ($933,521)

Every team elected to carry over unused salary cap space from 2015, although Denver, Los Angeles and New Orleans opted to not carry over the full amount available to them.


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