2012 NFL Salary Cap

The NFL levied heavy sanctions against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins today for front-loading contracts during the uncapped year of 2010. The Cowboys will lose $10 million in cap space over the next two years and the Redskins will lose a whopping $36 million.

According to Rich Tandler of CSNWashington:

The team?s front office restructured some contracts to take advantage of the fact that there was no limit on spending, despite some warnings by the league that this could result in future penalties. The two biggest moves they made were to restructure the contracts of Albert Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall so that $21 million and $15 million of charges scheduled to go into future years were charged to 2010.

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As suspected, with one day remaining before teams can begin negotiating with UFAs, the NFL stated the 2012 salary cap will be $120.6 million, a slight increase ($ 225k) over last season.

We reported the Giants are approximately $8 million under that number after redoing Eli's contract and releasing Brandon Jacobs. According to the website spotrac.com, the Giants have 43 players under contracts totaling $112.3 million.

Some newspapers and websites are reporting different numbers. From Bart Hubbuch of the Post:

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We finally got off our duffs and did a little research in regards to the salary cap. Although we can't hang our hats on these figures, we believe them to be fairly close if not completely accurate.

According to the sports finance website spotrac.com, the Giants currently have 43 players under contract and a 2012 current cap figure of $111,681,603. That includes all of the activity over the past week. RB Brandon Jacobs, who was released yesterday, is still hitting the cap figure with a buy-out number of $1,962,500.

The salary cap number is scheduled to be released on Monday according to our friends at Pro Football Talk:

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