No_Matter_What Posted May 15, 2022 Author Share Posted May 15, 2022 3 hours ago, Thurman#1 said: Yes, the practice squad counts to the cap. Last year, according to Spotrac, our practice squad totalled $1,289,600 against the cap, 0.68% of the cap. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/buffalo-bills/cap/2021/ It's about 2/3rds of the way down the page. Weekly PS salary minimum last year was $9.2K and it goes up this year to $11.5K, so we will be spending about 22% more, roughly. More if they decide on a guy or two with more experience. And as of right now, for the 2023 season we are already about $12.5M OVER the cap. Things will change, and we certainly will get under the cap, but this is a big concern going forwards. As for the last year, number you state is from the end of the season. At that time, most of PS players original cap hit is "converted" to dead money due to movement in PS/active roster. Let's take Quintin Morris as an example. As a PS member, he has listed cap hit of $82,800, which is PS cap hit for 9 games after Jags game where he was on an active roster. All PS money he earned from the start of the season until he was promoted to active roster (for one or two games, I am not sure), as well as money earned as an active player, are accounted for as dead money ($139,266). So, when the season starts, we will have 16 PS players with full cap hits. I didn't know that minimum PS salary goes up this year, thanks for noting that. If that is the case, minimum PS total cap hit will be 3,3M ($207,000 * 16 players). As for the next year, I agree that the cap situation will be worse than this year. I'll make a thread about next offseason later this week Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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