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by Brian Galliford on Jul 24, 2011 2:00 PM EDT in NFL News

 As details of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that has reportedly been agreed to between NFL
owners and players have become available, very few have been more specifically relevant to the Buffalo
Bills than to any other team in the league. Knowing Buffalo's small-market situation and fan angst over
the possibility of the team relocating, there are two details that are worth mentioning along those lines.

•According to Mike Florio of PFT, the league's revenue sharing format has changed. Under the previous
agreement, $2 out of every $5 earned from seat sales was put into a pool used to settle stadium debts,
with whatever was left over going to small market clubs. Now, revenue sharing will involve a 10 percent
tax on the local revenues of any clubs that qualify as big-market, with that money going to clubs
(including the Bills) that qualify as small-market.

•Much of the conversation about the league's salary cap has centered around the cap floor that all
teams must spend to. Per Andrew Brandt of NFP, that cap floor will be 99 percent of the cap for the first
two years of the deal, then drop to 95 percent for the next eight. More importantly, in those final eight
years, a cash floor of 89 percent will be enacted - this will prevent teams from tying up cap space in
bonuses and incentives, and force teams to spend 89 percent of the cap in actual dollars to its players.

                  2011 NFL Salary Cap and Floor: Where 32 teams stand

July 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm 11 comments

Earlier this week it was revealed that the salary cap for the 2011 NFL season would be 120
million. John Clayton also reported that there could be an addition 20 million available in
ancillary benefits. The biggest development is that the cap floor will be 90% of the cap. Raising
the cap floor will force all teams to spend at least 108M. I’m sure this was a key point in
negotiations since it increases the total amount spent on player costs. Teams could offer more
front-loaded contracts in order to meet the cap figure. Additionally, it’s uncertain whether it’s a
soft cap that would allow teams to retain their veteran free agents or not.

Here’s a list of an approximation of the 32 teams salary cap numbers from last season. I could
not find a consensus on exact figures, so please keep in mind these are estimates. Arizona,
Carolina, KC, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay have the most room. Teams in red are over the cap
and those in green are under the floor. Most teams in the league are below the cap, but of course
these numbers do not include rookies or free agents.
Arizona $83 million
Atlanta $102.1 million
Baltimore $101.3 million
Buffalo $96.4 million
Carolina $73 million
Chicago $104.9 million
Cincinnati $90.7 million
Cleveland $99.2 million
Dallas $136.6 million
Denver $125 million
Detroit $113.8 million
Green Bay $129.8 million
Houston $118.4 million
Indianapolis $115.5 million
Jacksonville $78.1 million
Kansas City $74.7 million
Miami $103.1 million
Minnesota $108.4 million
New England $102.3 million
New Orleans $105.2 million
New York Giants $126.3 million
New York Jets $128.5 million
Oakland $85.8 million
Philadelphia $80.8 million
Pittsburgh $116 million
San Diego $85.8 million
San Francisco $100.9 million
Seattle $81.1 million
St. Louis $102.4 million
Tampa Bay $59.7 million
Tennessee $107.4 million
Washington $115.2 million

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