Cutting Connor Barwin would save $7.75 million, leave $600,000 in dead cap.
By Michael Donovan
Here is an updated look at how much salary cap space the Eagles have heading into tomorrow’s free agency.
Cap: $167 million
Roll Over: According to the NFLPA, the Eagles are set to roll over $7.9 million in cap space from the 2016 season to the 2017 offseason.
Due to the rollover, the Eagles cap is set at $174.9 million.
Dead Money: The Eagles have $7 million in dead money on their books — $5.5 million from Sam Bradford, $904,000 from Eric Rowe and now $250,000 from McKelvin, among other players.
Contracts: The Eagles currently have $157 million in committed contracts for the 2017 season. They can release players to lower that number, but as of now, they enter the offseason with $157 million committed to next season.
Cap Space: Using $174.9 million as the Eagles’ cap, the Eagles have around $11 million in cap space.
Rookies: The Eagles will have to budget around $5 million for their 2017 rookie class, which comes out of the $11 million cap space. That brings the Eagles down to around $6 million. In free agency, however, the Eagles can commit up to $11 million in salaries, since the draft is after free agency. They will just have to release players after signing their rookies.
Free Agents: The following players are set to become free agents: LB Stephen Tulloch, CB Nolan Carroll, OL Stefen Wisniewski, DE Bryan Braman, DL Bennie Logan, LB Najee Goode, S Jaylen Watkins, RB Kenjon Barner, TE Trey Burton
Biggest Cap Hits: The top five cap hits for next season are OT Jason Peters($11.2 million), OT Lane Johnson ($10 million), DE Fletcher Cox ($9.4 million), DE Vinny Curry ($9 million) and DE Connor Barwin ($8.3 million)
Possible Cap Casualties:
Connor Barwin: Cutting Barwin would save $7.75 million, leave $600,000 in dead cap
Ryan Mathews: Cutting Mathews would save $4 million, leave $1 million in dead cap
Darren Sproles: Cutting Sproles would save $4 million, leave $0 in dead cap