Early Look at Possible 2014 NFL Salary Cap Casualties

Parity around the National Football League has enabled a vast majority of teams to focus on the year at hand for much longer than we saw in the past. With that said, every single team around the league is keeping an eye to what promises to be an exciting offseason. NFL released its likely salary cap for the 2014 season, which look to include a minimal three percent increase in cap room. This means teams like the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons will have some major shedding to do in order to even get down to the cap. Other teams will look to lower their cap number by simply releasing high-price veterans who are not performing up to par.

Here is an early look at possible 2014 NFL salary cap casualties…


Atlanta Falcons

Asante Samuel, Cornerback ($6 million)

Osi Umenyiora, Defensive End ($4.75 million)

Steven Jackson, Running Back ($4,17 million)


Baltimore Ravens

Terrell Suggs, Linebacker ($12.4 million)

Ray Rice, Running Back ($8.75 million)


Buffalo Bills

Kyle Williams, Defensive End ($5.8 million)


Carolina Panthers

Thomas Davis, Linebacker ($5.82 million)

DeAngelo Williams, Running Back ($6 million)


Chicago Bears

Lance Briggs, Linebacker ($6.5 million)

Michael Bush, Running Back ($3.85 million)

Earl Bennett, Wide Receiver ($2.45 million)


Cincinnati Bengals

Leon Hall, Cornerback ($8.7 million)

Domato Peko, Defensive Tackle ($4.17 million)

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Running Back ($3 million)

Rey Maualuga, Linebacker ($3.88 million)

Jermaine Gresham, Tight End ($4.33 million)


Cleveland Browns

Ahtyba Rubin, Defensive Tackle ($8.18 million)

Brandon Weeden, Quarterback ($2.20 million)

Jason Campbell, Quarterback ($2.25 million)


Dallas Cowboys

Doug Free, Offensive Tackle ($6.52 million)

Miles Austin, Wide Receiver ($8.25 million)

Orlando Scandrick, Cornerback ($5.6 million)

Kyle Orton, Quarterback ($4.38 million)


Denver Broncos

Champ Bailey, Cornerback ($10 million)

Kevin Vickerson, Defensive Tackle ($3.5 million)


Detroit Lions

Nate Burleson, Wide Receiver ($7.53 million)

Jason Jones, Defensive End ($3.68 million)

Louis Delmas, Safety ($6.5 million)


Green Bay Packers

Tramon Williams, Cornerback ($9.5 million)

B.J. Raji, Defensive Line ($4.01 million)

Brad Jones, Linebacker ($4 million)

Mason Crosby, Kicker ($3.4 million)


Houston Texans

Johnathan Joseph, Cornerback ($11.25 million)

Matt Schaub, Quarterback ($14.5 million)

Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver ($11.9 million)

Arian Foster, Running Back ($8.5 million)

Owen Daniels, Tight End ($6.25 million)

Danieal Manning, Safety ($6 million)


Indianapolis Colts

Samson Satele, Center ($5.07 million)


Jacksonville Jaguars

Marcedes Lewis, Tight End ($8.25 million)

Jason Babin, Defensive End ($6.18 million)

Jeremy Mincey, Defensive End ($6.5 million)

Blaine Gabbert, Quarterback ($3.82 million)

Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver ($5.05 million)


Kansas City Chiefs

Dunta Robinson, Cornerback ($5.3 million)

Anthony Fasano, Tight End ($4.88 million)


Miami Dolphins

Dimitri Patterson, Cornerback ($5.4 million)

Matt Moore, Quarterback ($5.5 million)

Brandon Gibson, Wide Receiver ($3.74 million)


Minnesota Vikings

Chad Greenway, Linebacker ($8.2 million)

Matt Cassel, Quarterback ($3.7 million)

Christian Ponder, Quarterback ($3.23 million)

Erin Henderson, Linebacker ($2.25 million)


New England Patriots

Vince Wilfork, Defensive Tackle ($11.6 million)

Kyle Aarington, Cornerback ($3.63 million)

Steve Gregory, Safety ($3.18 million)

Adrian Wilson, Safety ($1.83 million)


New Orleans Saints

Jabari Greer, Cornerback ($5.83 million)

Lance Moore, Wide Receiver ($5.07 million)

Darren Sproles, Running Back ($4.25 million)

Roman Harper, Safety ($5.87 million)

Mark Ingram, Running Back ($2.36 million)


New York Giants

Antrel Rolle, Safety ($9.25 million)

Chris Snee, Guard ($11.75 million)

David Baas, Center ($8.23 million)


New York Jets

Mark Sanchez, Quarterback ($13.1 million)

Santonio Holmes, Wide Receiver ($10.75 million)

Antonio Cromartie, Cornerback ($14.98 million)

Stephen Hill, Wide Receiver ($1.29 million)


Oakland Raiders



Philadelphia Eagles

DeMeco Ryans, Linebacker ($6.9 million)

Brent Celek, Tight End ($4.07 million)

James Casey, Tight End ($3.99 million)

Patrick Chung, Safety ($3.25 million)

Cary Williams, Cornerback ($6.42 million)


Pittsburgh Steelers

Troy Polamalu, Safety ($10.89 million)

Heath Miller, Tight End ($9.47 million)

Ike Taylor, Cornerback ($11.9 million)


San Diego Chargers

Antonio Gates, Tight End ($7.36 million)

Jarret Johnson, Linebacker ($5.5 million)

Eddie Royal, Wide Receiver ($6 million)

Dwight Freeney, Linebacker ($5.12 million)


San Francisco 49ers

Carlos Rogers, Cornerback ($8.1 million)

Frank Gore, Running Back ($6.45 million)

Craig Dahl, Safety ($1.88 million)


Seattle Seahawks

Zach Miller, Tight End ($7 million)

Sidney Rice, Wide Receiver ($9.7 million)

Chris Clemons, Defensive End ($9.67 million)


St. Louis Rams

Cortland Finnegan, Cornerback ($10 million)

Sam Bradford, Quarterback ($17.6 million)

Scott Wells, Center ($6.5 million)

Harvey Dahl, Guard ($4 million)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Carl Nicks, Guard ($9.36 million)


Tennessee Titans

Chris Johnson, Running Back ($10 million)

Kamerion Wimbley, Linebacker ($7.8 million)

Craig Stevens, Tight End ($4.4 million)

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Quarterback ($4.13 million)


Washington Redskins

Chris Chester, Guard ($4.3 million)

Barry Cofield, Defensive Tackle ($7.6 million)

Stephen Bowen, Defensive End ($7.02 million)

Adam Carriker, Defensive End ($6.83 million)


 All contract information provided by Spotrac