An Early Look at NFL Free Agent Numbers by Team

An Early Look at NFL Free Agent Numbers by Team
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With the initial rush of NFL free agency beginning to calm down, we'll take a quick look back at the week that was. While plenty of signings were filed, it may have been trades that will be most remembered from a wild Tuesday. Our breakdowns and thoughts by team:

Note: These figures are represented by the contract details we currently have. We'll continue to fill in the blanks in the coming days and will update this report in a matter of time.

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Arizona Cardinals

Free Agent Spending: $60.05M ($32M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $17.5M

Current Space: $14.6M

The Cardinals made their splash early, bringing in former 49ers G Mike Iupati on a 5 year $40 million deal. It makes him the 3rd highest average paid guard in football. They added former ATL LB Sean Weatherspoon on a 1 year $4M deal, and former ATL DT Corey Peters on a 3 year $9M contract.

Depatures: Arizona saw CB Antonio Cromartie leave for the Jets, DT Dan Williams off to Oakland, and G Paul Fanaika to the Chiefs.

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Atlanta Falcons

Free Agent Spending: $40.895M ($13.5M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $18.8M

Current Space: $21.9M

Atlanta rebuild their linebacking core on Tuesday, bringing over Brooks Reed from Houston on a 5 year $22 million deal, and Justin Durant from the Cowboys on a 3 year $10.8M contract.

Departures: The Falcons lost LB Sean Weatherspoon and DT Corey Peters to the Cardinals, while WR Harry Douglas has agreed to a deal with the Titans.

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Baltimore Ravens

Free Agent Spending: $11.2M ($3.4M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $15.6M

Current Space: $8.3M

Fairly safe to say the Ravens have yet to be active in free agency thus far, with RB Justin Forsett's 3 year $9M deal as the only notable signing to date. However they made plenty of noise by trading DT Haloti Ngata to the Lions. A move that cleared $8.5M in cap space.

Departures: In return Baltimore has seen WR Torrey Smith off to San Francisco, LB Pernell McPhee to the Bears, TE Owen Daniels to the Broncos, and QB Tyrod Taylor to the Bills.

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Buffalo Bills

Free Agent Spending: $31.4M ($6.05M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $7.8M

Current Space: $15.1M

The Bills have made plenty of noise in recent weeks, culminated by the acquisition of RB LeSean McCoy from the Eagles. They immediately restructure/extended his deal, adding $14.75M in new money, and a total of $18.25M in guarantees over the next two seasons. Buffalo also acquired a pair of QBs to compete with E.J. Manuel this summer in Matt Cassel (Vikings), and Tyrod Taylor (Ravens). In addition, the Bills reeled in fullback Jerome Felton from the Vikings (4 year $9.2M), and wildcard Percy Harvin from the Jets (1 year $6M)

Departures: RB CJ Spiller was awarded a lofty 4 year $18M contract from the Saints, S Da'Norris Searcy got a 4 year $23.75M deal with the Titans, while TE Lee Smith scored a 3 year $9.1M deal with the Raiders.

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Carolina Pathers

Free Agent Spending: $6.5M ($1.7M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: N/A

Current Space: $11.6M

The 2 year $2.3 million contract given to form Jaguars CB Teddy Williams and the 2 year $4.2M deal for WR Ted Ginn Jr. are the Panthers' lone free agent signings to date. Carolina kept plenty of their own players under wrap before the start of the free agent priod, including DT Dwan Edwards (2 year $4M) and TE Ed Dickson (3 year $6.1M).

Departures: Carolina has seen long-time RB DeAngelo Williams sign with the Steelers (2 years $4M), whom they released with a June 1st designation earlier in the week.

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Chicago Bears

Free Agent Spending: $65M ($30.4M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $22.86M

Current Space: $15.4M

The Bears need a new defense, and they've started down that path by signing LB Pernell McPhee away from the Ravens (5 year $38.75M), and S Antrell Rolle from the Giants (3 years $11.25M). Their biggest news came on the offensive side of the ball when they traded WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets. The move cleared nearly $4M in space. The responded by signing WR Eddie Royal to a 3 year $15M deal.

Departures: DT Stephen Paea signed a 4 year $21M deal with the Redskins, while S Chris Conte grabbed a 1 year deal with the Buccaneers.

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Cincinnati Bengals

Free Agent Spending: $49.25M ($11.5M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $8.3M

Current Space: $23.3M

The Bengals have stayed mostly in-house this free agent season, keeping G Clint Boling (5 year $26M), and T Eric Winston (1 year $950k) intact. On the other side of the ball the Bengals brought form Packers LB A.J. Hawk back to his hometown on a 2 year $3.25M deal.

Departures: OT Marshall Newhouse signed a 2 year $3M deal with the Giants.

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Cleveland Browns

Free Agent Spending: $2.85M ($200k guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $18.9M

Current Space: $41.3M

The Browns have been relatively radio-silent thus far, having missed out on a few players to other teams. Their lone signings have come by way of a 3 year $2.85M deal for WR Marlon Moore and a 1 year contract for QB Thad Lewis

Departures: CB Buster Skrine signed a 4 year $25M deal with the Jets, while TE Jordan Cameron jumped ship to Miami on a 2 year $15M contract. QB Brian Hoyer will compete for the Texans starting job on a 2 year $10.5M deal, while LB Jabaal Sheard heads north to the Patriots on a 2 year $11M contract.

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Dallas Cowboys

Free Agent Spending: $9.31M ($265k guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $20.2M

Current Space: $6.9M

Our figures don't yet include a 2 year deal for LB Jasper Brinkley, but they do include a 2 year $3M deal for former Raiders RB Darren McFadden, and a 1 year $810k contract for veteran FB Jed Collins.

Departures: Dallas decided against ponying up for RB DeMarco Murray, who reeled in a 5 year $40M contract from their rival Eagles. OT Jermey Parnell leaves for Jacksonville on a 5 year $32M deal, speedy WR Dwayne Harris heads to the Giants (5 year $17.5M), LB Justin Durant is off to Atlanta (3 year $10.8M), while LB Bruce Carter (4 year $17M), and DT Henry Melton (1 year $3.75M) are off to Tampa Bay.

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Denver Broncos

Free Agent Spending: $22.9M ($3M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $24.45M

Current Space: $14.2M

Denver's lost plenty more than they've gained thus far signing veteran TE Owen Daniels to a 3 year $12M deal, while giving small contracts to G Shelley Smith (2 year $5.65M), and DT Vance Walker (2 year $5M).

Departures: TE Julius Thomas cashed in big, signed a 5 year $46M deal with the Jaguars. G/T Orlando Franklin reeled in $35.5M over 5 years from San Diego. S Rahim Moore signed a 3 year $12 million contract with the Texans, while Terrance "Pot-Roast" Knighton got a 1 year $4M tryout contract from the Redskins.

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Detroit Lions

Free Agent Spending: $5.11M ($1.3M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $10M

Current Space: $5.5M

The Lions have only made minor signings thus far, bringing in DE Tyrunn Walker on a 1 year, $1.75M contract and S Isa Abdul-Quddus at $1.55M. Their biggest acquisition came via trade, as they brought over DT Haloti Ngata from the Ravens in return for two draft picks.

Departures: Ndamukong Suh struck it rich in Miami, signing a 6 year $114M deal with the Dolphins this week. Adding salt on the wound, DT Nick Fairley signed a 1 year $5M deal with the Rams.

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Green Bay Packers

Free Agent Spending: $0

New 2015 Cap: $6.875M

Current Space: $21.7M

It wouldn't be the first week of free agency if the Packers had done something. They haven't, so all is right with the world.

Departures: They did however lose CB Davon House to the Jaguars (4 years $24.5M), and LB A.J. Hawk to the Bengals (2 years $3.25M).

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Houston Texans

Free Agent Spending: $29.5M ($10.5M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $18.89M

Current Space: $8.9M

Houston had two nice gets this week, bringing over S Rahim Moore from Denver on a 3 year $12M deal, and QB Brian Hoyer from the Browns on a 2 year $10.5M contract. Both should contend to start.

Departures: Andre Johnson's release was bad enough, but a 3 year $21M with the rival Colts is probably much more. LB Brooks Reed might also be missed. He signed a 5 year $22M deal with the Falcons.

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Indianapolis Colts

Free Agent Spending: $69.275M ($28.3M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $22.725M

Current Space: $16.1M

The Colts signings have many thinking Super Bowl, as a good time got even better on paper this week. Indy brought in veterans Andre Johnson (3 years $21M), and RB Frank Gore (3 years $12M). Add in DT Kendall Langford on a 4 year $17.2M deal, and former Eagles LB Trent Cole (2 year $14M) and the Colts are primed for more wins in 2015.

Departures: DE Cory Redding heads to the Cardinals on a 2 year $6M deal.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Free Agent Spending: $165.5M ($77M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $28.9M

Current Space: $42.2M

The Jaguars had $70M to spend at the start of the week, and they've done plenty of it. They reeled in TE Julius Thomas from the Broncos on a 5 year $46M deal, and DT Jared Odrick from the Dolphins (5 years $42.5M). OT Jermey Parnell comes over from Dallas on a 5 year $32M contract, while Davon House leaves the Packers on a 4 year $24.5M deal.

Departures: Jacksonville lost OLB J.T. Thomas to the Giants (3 year $12M), and CB Teddy Williams to the Panthers (2 years, $2.3M)

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Kansas City Chiefs

Free Agent Spending: $90.2M ($30.7M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $5.4M

Current Space: $4.9M

As expected (but not exactly agreed with), WR Jeremy Maclin signed a 5 year $55M contract with Kansas City. He's joined by OG Paul Fanaika from the Cardinals on a 3 year $8.1M deal.

Departures: The Chiefs released 4 notable players in the past month, including WRs Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery. They've also lost DT Vance Walker to the Broncos (2 years $5M).

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Miami Dolphins

Free Agent Spending: $134.7M ($67.9M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $24.6M

Current Space: $12.2M

The Dolphins have brought in three legitimate pieces in Ndamukong Suh (6 years $114M), TE Jordan Cameron (2 years $15), and CB Brice McCain (2 years $5.5M). They also acquired young WR Kenny Stills from the Saints in what appears to be a fire-sale in New Orleans.

Departures: Miami has had to make significant roster changes in order to bring in the above pieces. They've released DT Randy Starks, OT Nate Garner, and CB Cortland Finnegan. Even more notable, they traded WR Mike Wallace to the Vikings, clearing $6.6M in cap space. In free agency they've lost DT Jared Odrick to the Jaguars, G Shelley Smith to the Broncos, S Jimmy Wilson to the Chargers, and WR Brandon Gibson to the Patriots.

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Minnesota Vikings

Free Agent Spending: $8.655M ($3.33M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $2.87M

Current Space: $13.1M

The Vikings have made a few some signings thus far in QB Shaun Hill (2 years $6.5M), and C Joe Berger (2 years $2.15M). They made a splash last night by acquiring WR Mike Wallace from the Dolphins, adding a much needed weapon to their offense.

Departures: Minnesota surrendered long-time FB Jerome Felton to the Bills (4 years $9.2M), LB Jasper Brinkley to the Cowboys, and former first round pick QB Christian Ponder to the Raiders.

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New England Patriots

Free Agent Spending: $19.74M ($5.09M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $27.2M

Current Space: $12.9M

As expected, the Patriots have made small but seemingly effective signing this far. LB Jabaal Sheard came on board from Cleveland at 2 years $11M, while WR Brandon Gibson leaves Miami on a 1 year $825k contract. They've also added TE Scott Chandler, LB Jonathan Freeny, and CB Chimdi Chekwa in recent days.

Departures: CB Darrelle Revis struck free agency gold yet again, garnering a 5 year $70M deal from the Jets. While his fellow CB Brandon Browner heads to New Orleans on a 3 year $15M deal. RB Shane Vereen is now a Giant at 3 years $12.35M, and it's expected his counterpart Stevan Ridley will leave town as well.

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New Orleans Saints

Free Agent Spending: $35.085M ($17M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $11.8M

Current Space: $0M

The Saints have been the talk of the league for plenty of days now, with a plethora of moves and drama surrounding the offseason already. In terms of signings, New Orleans has brought RB CJ Spiller (4 years $18M), CB Brandon Browner (3 years $15M), and LB Ramon Humber (2 years $2.085M) on board. They've also acquired LB Dannell Ellerbe from the Dolphins, and C Max Unger from Seattle, while re-signing RB Mark Ingram (4 years $16M).

Departures: The Saints stopped the presses at 3:55PM EST Tuesday, when they traded their franchise TE Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks. LB Curtis Lofton became a cap casualty, and signed a 3 year $18M deal with the Raiders.

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New York Giants

Free Agent Spending: $61.62M ($22.9M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $17.8M

Current Space: $7.7M

The Giants have brought in NINE players this week, including offensive pieces Dwayne Harris (5 year $17.5M), Shane Vereen (3 year $12.35M), and Marshall Newhouse (2 years $3M).

Departures: CB Walter Thurmond leaves for Philly (1 year $3.25M), while S Antrell Rolle heads to Chicago at 3 years $11.25M.

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New York Jets

Free Agent Spending: $148.7M ($79.7M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $24.5M

Current Space: $19.5M

Revis Island returns to New Jersey with a shocking $39M guaranteed over the next 3 seasons. He's joined by former battery mate Antonio Cromartie from Arizona on a 4 year $32M deal, and Browns CB Buster Skrine at 4 years $25M. In all, the Jets gave $72M guaranteed to 3 cornerbacks this week. On the offensive side of the ball the Jets acquired WR Brandon Marshall from the Bears.

Departures: Percy Harvin follow Rex to the Bills (1 year $6M).

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Oakland Raiders

Free Agent Spending: $86.1M ($40.35M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $22.375M

Current Space: $25.7M

DT Dan Williams brings a nice veteran presence to the Raiders D-Line at 4 years, $25M. Oakland also pulled in S Nate Allen from the Eagles on a 4 year $23M deal, LB Curtis Lofton from the Saints at 3 years, $18M, LB Malcolm Smith from the Seahawks (2 years, $7M) on the defensive side of the ball. RB Roy Helu will join Latavius Murray in the backfield with a 2 year $4M contract, and Bills TE Lee Smith joins Oakland on 3 years $9.1M.

Departures: 7 year RB Darren McFadden heads to Dallas to try to get his career jump-started.

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Philadelphia Eagles

Free Agent Spending: $117.25M ($53.5M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $32.3M

Current Space: $8.131M

Talk about a shake-up. The starting QB, RB, TE, and WR1 from the 2014 team are gone. In comes QB Sam Bradford via trade, RB DeMarco Murray (5 years $40M) from Dallas, and RB Ryan Mathews (3 years, $11M) from the San Diego. Toss in CBs Byron Maxwell (6 years $63M), and Walter Thurmond (1 year $3.25M), and the Eagles have totally changed the look and feel of this team.

Departures: WR Jeremy Maclin heads to Kansas City on a 5 year $55M deal, LB Trent Cole signs a 2 year $14M deal with the Colts, while S Nate Allen is off to Oakland on a 4 year $23M contract. QB Nick Foles was dealt to the Rams in the Bradford trade.

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Pittsburgh Steelers

Free Agent Spending: $4M (TBD guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $2 M

Current Space: $7.7M

It had been mighty quiet in steel-town until Friday, when the Steelers reeled in RB DeAngelo Williams from the Panthers (2 years $4M), and extended QB Ben Roethlisberger another 4 years $87.4M.

Departures: CB Brice McCain heads to Miami on a 2 year $5.5M deal.

Note: The 2015 cap figure is currently in limbo as we await full details on Ben Roethlisberger's new extension.

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San Diego Chargers

Free Agent Spending: $40.67M ($16M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $14.15M

Current Space: $15.3M

The Chargers have work to do still to improve upon their roster, but they upgraded their O-Line immediately by giving former Broncos G/T Orlando Franklin a 5 year $35.5M deal. They've also brought in S Jimmy Wilson from the Dolphins on a 2 year $4.58M contract.

Departures:S Marcus Gilchrist heads to the Jets on a 4 year contract, while CB Shareece Wright heads to SF on a 1 year $3M deal. WR Eddie Royal joins the Bears on a 3 year $15M deal. RB Ryan Mathews heads to the Eagles on a 3 year $11M contract.

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San Francisco 49ers

Free Agent Spending: $50.5M ($24M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $16.95M

Current Space: $13.6M

It's been a surprising fire-sale in San Francisco this winter, and the free agency season appears to be following suit. The Niners brought in former Ravens' WR Torrey Smith on a 5 year $40M contract, and CB Shareece Wright (SD) on a 1 year $3M deal. Recent minor deals for CB Chris Cook, and RB Reggie Bush have been the only gains thus far.

Departures: OG Mike Iupati is off to Arizona on monstrous 5 year $40M deal, while LB Dan Skuta gets 5 years, $20.5M from the Jags. CB Chris Culliver heads to Washington on a 4 year $32M deal, while CB Perrish Cox signs a 3 year $15M deal with the Titans. Long-time leader RB Frank Gore joins the Colts on a 3 year $12M deal.

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Seattle Seahawks

Free Agent Spending: $18M ($7M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $14.5M

Current Space: $15.4M

Anyone who said the Seahawks would be acquiring TE Jimmy Graham this offseason is lying. He brings along cap figures of 8/9/10 over the next three seasons. CB Cary Williams also joins Seattle on a 3 year $18M deal.

Departures: Seattle lost CB Byron Maxwell to a huge 6 years $63M contract from the Eagles, LB Malcolm Smith joins the Raiders on a 2 year $7M contact, while OG James Carpenter to the Jets on a 4 year $19.1M contract. They also sent C Max Unger to the Saints in the Graham deal, so they'll need to address their O-Line in the coming weeks.

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St. Louis Rams

Free Agent Spending: $43.5M ($17.3M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $6.4M

Current Space: $20.6M

The Rams brought in a new QB this week, acquiring Nick Foles from the Eagles. He'll have TE Lance Kendricks in the fold, on a 4 year $18.5M contract, and WR Kenny Britt on a 2 year $14M deal. The Rams replaced Kendall Langford with Nick Fairley on a 1 year $5M contract, and former Patriots' LB Akeem Ayers comes on board with a 2 year $6M deal.

Departures: QB Sam Bradford is now in Philadelphia per his trade, leaving behind $3.595M in dead cap. The afforementioned Langford heads to Indy on a 4 year $17.2M contract, while backup QB Shaun Hill heads to Minnesota on a 2 year $6.5M deal. OT Michael Person is off to Atlanta on a 3 year $3.35M contract.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Free Agent Spending: $23.25M ($6.5M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $12.3M

Current Space: $26.4M

A pair of Cowboys' hop on board, as LB Bruce Carter ( 4 years $17M), and DT Henry Melton (1 year $3.75M) are now Bucs. CB Leonard Johnson, S Chris Conte, and FB Jovorski Lane join them on 1 year deals

Departures: The Michael Johnson (DE) project lasted just 1 year. He's headed back to Cincinnati on a 4 year deal. DE Adrian Clayborn also flees Tampa on a 1 year $3M deal with the Falcons. The Bucs also saw QB Josh McCown head to Cleveland per his release this winter.

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Tennessee Titans

Free Agent Spending: $103.95M ($34.5M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $10M

Current Space: $36.2M

Tennessee has been BUSY, notably on the defensive side of the ball. The newcomers include LB Brian Orakpo (4 years, $31M), S Da'Norris Searcy (4 year $23.5M), and CB Perrish Cox (3 year $15M). They welcome back LB Derrick Morgan (4 years $27M), and DT Karl Klug (2 years). On the offensive side, WR Harry Douglas joins the Titans on a 3 year deal, and TE Anthony Fasano is on board as well.

Departures: Notta.

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Washington Redskins

Free Agent Spending: $57M ($26.8M guaranteed)

New 2015 Cap: $17.9M

Current Space: $12.6M

The Redskins improved defensively this week, bringing over CB Chris Culliver from the 49ers (4 years $32M), and adding DT Terrance Knighton (1 year $4M) and Stephen Paea (4 year $21M) as well.

Departures: LB Brian Orakpo heads to Tennessee (4 year $31M), while RB Roy Helu is off to Oakland on a 2 year $4M contract. WR Leonard Hankerson is now a Falcon on a 1 year deal.

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