Green Bay Packers

Fuzzy Math on Green Bay’s Cap Space

Written by Brad Shepard

Who can tell me exactly how much cap space the Green Bay Packers have? Beuller?

According to an initial report by Tom Silverstein of, the Packers have less than $5 million in cap space available after cap charges which weren’t previously calculated. That could be a pretty big problem for Green Bay going into the regular season.

The Packers had about $13.5 million in cap space after signing Geronimo Allison and Mercedes Lewis. The team normally likes to leave room for unexpected transactions, like injuries and mid-season contract extensions.

Through the power of fuzzy math, that $13.5 million was whittled down after you take out about $8 million for cap flexibility.  Which is kind of an important thing to understand.

In an update to his original report, Silverstein noted that the Packers have around $13 million in cap space, not the $5 million he initially reported – the difference being the money usually set aside for unexpected transactions.

So now we know – the Green Bay Packers have around $13 million in cap space.  Also, they still suck.

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Brad Shepard

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