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Carolina Panthers 2021 Salary Cap

Panthers 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Carolina Panthers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

 

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Active Players (53) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Anderson Robby Anderson WR $990,000 $7,836,666 - - - - - ($24,500,000) $8,826,666 4.73
Thompson Shaq Thompson OLB $990,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 - $300,000 $3,063,333 - ($20,080,001) $8,053,333 4.32
McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey RB $990,000 $4,300,000 - - $200,000 $1,409,500 - ($33,537,500) $6,899,500 3.70
Paradis Matt Paradis C $990,000 $1,800,000 $1,000,000 - $500,000 $1,408,000 - ($13,930,000) $5,698,000 3.05
Brown Derrick Brown DT $1,683,700 $3,684,801 - - - - - ($19,326,604) $5,368,501 2.88
Burris Juston Burris SS $2,779,000 $1,050,000 $398,125 - $600,000 - - ($4,429,000) $4,827,125 2.59
Darnold Sam Darnold QB $920,000 - $3,854,685 - - - - ($4,774,685) $4,774,685 2.56
Jones DaQuan Jones DT $2,050,000 $2,000,000 - - - - - ($4,050,000) $4,050,000 2.17
Moton Taylor Moton RT $1,000,000 $3,000,000 - - - - - ($43,000,000) $4,000,000 2.14
Horn Jaycee Horn CB $660,000 $3,178,572 - - - - - ($21,112,146) $3,838,572 2.06
Burns Brian Burns DE $1,725,926 $1,966,851 - - - - - ($8,001,017) $3,692,777 1.98
Moore D.J. Moore WR $2,003,361 $1,551,149 - - - - - ($3,254,005) $3,554,510 1.91
Jackson Donte Jackson CB $2,443,000 $395,005 - - - - - ($395,005) $2,838,005 1.52
Fox Morgan Fox DE $990,000 $1,505,000 - - - - - ($5,035,000) $2,495,000 1.34
Thomas Ian Thomas TE $2,183,000 $186,700 - - - - - ($1,867,000) $2,369,700 1.27
Erving Cameron Erving LT $990,000 $1,250,000 - - - - - ($8,000,000) $2,240,000 1.20
Arnold Dan Arnold TE $920,000 $1,272,500 - - - - - ($4,500,000) $2,192,500 1.18
Bouye A.J. Bouye CB $955,556 $1,212,500 - - - - - ($3,380,556) $2,168,056 1.16
Reddick Haason Reddick OLB $990,000 $1,002,000 - - - - - ($6,000,000) $1,992,000 1.07
Gross-Matos Yetur Gross-Matos DE $982,673 $880,692 - - - - - ($3,624,749) $1,863,365 1.00
Scott Trenton Scott LT $920,000 $730,000 - - - - - ($730,000) $1,650,000 0.88
Chinn Jeremy Chinn SS $848,249 $342,995 - - - - - ($1,028,985) $1,191,244 0.64
Luvu Frankie Luvu OLB $920,000 $180,000 - - - - - ($180,000) $1,100,000 0.59
Marshall Terrace Marshall WR $660,000 $381,725 - - - - - ($2,447,331) $1,041,725 0.56
Haynes Marquis Haynes DE $920,000 $113,092 - - - - - ($113,092) $1,033,092 0.55
Carter Jermaine Carter ILB $920,000 $68,345 - - - - - ($68,345) $988,345 0.53
Jansen J.J. Jansen LS $1,075,000 - $137,500 - - - - ($1,212,500) $987,500 0.53
Miller John Miller G $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - ($1,127,500) $987,500 0.53
Freeman Royce Freeman RB $970,000 - - - - - - - $970,000 0.52
Christensen Brady Christensen RT $660,000 $278,777 - - - - - ($1,115,108) $938,777 0.50
Chandler Sean Chandler S $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.49
Zylstra Brandon Zylstra WR $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.49
Tremble Tommy Tremble TE $660,000 $235,715 - - - - - ($942,860) $895,715 0.48
Daley Dennis Daley G $850,000 $31,838 - - - - - ($63,676) $881,838 0.47
Walker Phillip Walker QB $780,000 $75,000 - - $25,000 - - ($100,000) $880,000 0.47
Stanford Julian Stanford OLB $1,075,000 - - - - - - ($1,075,000) $850,000 0.46
Erickson Alex Erickson WR $990,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.46
Johnson Darryl Johnson DE $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.46
Jordan Michael Jordan G $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.46
Hubbard Chuba Hubbard RB $660,000 $178,294 - - - - - ($713,174) $838,294 0.45
Roy Bravvion Roy DT $780,000 $48,494 - - - - - ($145,482) $828,494 0.44
Thomas-Oliver Stantley Thomas-Oliver CB $780,000 $25,794 - - - - - ($77,382) $805,794 0.43
Gonzalez Zane Gonzalez K $935,000 - - - - - - - $802,774 0.43
Franklin Sam Franklin SS $780,000 $5,000 - - - - - ($10,000) $785,000 0.42
Charlton Joseph Charlton P $780,000 - - - - - - - $780,000 0.42
Thompson Colin Thompson TE $780,000 - - - - - - - $780,000 0.42
Nixon Daviyon Nixon DT $660,000 $79,637 - - - - - ($318,548) $739,637 0.40
Taylor Keith Taylor CB $660,000 $76,497 - - - - - ($305,988) $736,497 0.39
Brown Deonte Brown G $660,000 $46,515 - - - - - ($186,060) $706,515 0.38
Smith Shi Smith WR $660,000 $43,105 - - - - - ($172,420) $703,105 0.38
Hoskins Phil Hoskins DT $660,000 $27,811 - - - - - ($111,244) $687,811 0.37
Johnston Clay Johnston ILB $660,000 - - - - - - - $660,000 0.35
Ricci Giovanni Ricci TE $660,000 - - - - - - - $660,000 0.35
Active Roster: $111,041,952 $54,129,465 $44,378,570 $5,890,310 - $1,625,000 $5,880,833 - - $111,041,952 59.53


2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on injured reserve. denotes a player designated to return. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (6) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Elflein Pat Elflein
(Hamstring)
G $990,000 $370,000 - - - - - ($6,000,000) $1,360,000 0.73
Hartsfield Myles Hartsfield
(Wrist)
CB $780,000 $1,666 - - - - - ($3,334) $781,666 0.42
Pride Jr. Troy Pride Jr.
(Knee)
CB $440,000 $194,369 - - - - - ($583,107) $634,369 0.34
Fletcher Thomas Fletcher
(Hip)
LS $415,000 $32,677 - - - - - ($130,708) $447,677 0.24
Kaskey Matt Kaskey
(Foot)
LT $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.24
Panasiuk Mike Panasiuk
(Undisclosed)
DT $415,000 - - - - - - - $415,000 0.22
Injured Reserve: $4,078,712 $3,480,000 $598,712 - - - - - - $4,078,712 2.19


2021 Practice Squad

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a team's practice squad. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (16) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Kirkwood Keith Kirkwood WR $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.14
Elder Corn Elder CB $238,000 - - - - - - - $238,000 0.13
Melvin Rashaan Melvin CB $210,000 - - - - - - - $210,000 0.11
Brown Spencer Brown RB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Eberle Dominik Eberle K $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Herron Frank Herron DT $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Martin Kamal Martin LB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Monteiro Aaron Monteiro T $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Morgan James Morgan QB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Parker Aaron Parker WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Robinson Kenny Robinson S $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Saunders C.J. Saunders WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Smith Rodney Smith RB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Sullivan Stephen Sullivan WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Julius Jalen Julius CB $156,400 - - - - - - - $156,400 0.08
Tecklenburg Sam Tecklenburg C $138,000 - - - - - - - $138,000 0.07
Practice Squad: $2,816,000 $2,816,000 - - - - - - - $2,816,000 1.51


2021 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (39) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater QB - $10,000,000 - - - $7,062,000 - - $17,062,000 9.15
Short Kawann Short DT - $4,000,000 - - - $7,017,000 - - $11,017,000 5.91
Kuechly Luke Kuechly ILB - - - - - $7,132,514 - - $7,132,514 3.82
Boston Tre Boston FS - $2,666,666 - - - - - - $2,666,666 1.43
Weatherly Stephen Weatherly DE - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 1.07
Gano Graham Gano K - $1,537,500 - - - - - - $1,537,500 0.82
Perryman Denzel Perryman ILB - $1,000,000 - - - - - - $1,000,000 0.54
Little Greg Little T - $893,895 - - - - - - $893,895 0.48
Moore David Moore WR - $625,000 - - - - - - $625,000 0.34
Palardy Michael Palardy P - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.27
Kerr Zach Kerr DE - $250,000 - - - - - - $250,000 0.13
Robinson Kenny Robinson S - $249,153 - - - - - - $249,153 0.13
Grier Will Grier QB - $205,545 - - - - - - $205,545 0.11
Miller Christian Miller DE - $183,552 - - - - - - $183,552 0.10
Scarlett Jordan Scarlett RB - $154,706 - - - - - - $154,706 0.08
Melvin Rashaan Melvin CB $119,444 - - - - - - - $119,444 0.06
Tecklenburg Sam Tecklenburg C $110,000 - - - - - - - $109,999 0.06
Brown Spencer Brown RB $40,000 $6,666 - - - - - - $46,666 0.03
Santoso Ryan Santoso K $43,333 - - - - - - - $43,333 0.02
Smith Andre Smith ILB - $22,264 - - - - - - $22,264 0.01
Brannon John Brannon CB $18,400 - - - - - - - $18,400 0.01
Erickson Alex Erickson WR $14,000 - - - - - - - $14,000 0.01
Stokke Mason Stokke FB $10,000 $3,333 - - - - - - $13,333 0.01
Ricci Giovanni Ricci TE - $11,334 - - - - - - $11,334 0.01
Smith Rodney Smith RB - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
Sutton Cam Sutton TE - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
Bayless Omar Bayless WR $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Horton Mike Horton G $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Julius Jalen Julius CB $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Mack Jordan Mack LB - $7,500 - - - - - - $7,500 0.00
Bowen Branden Bowen T - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
Orr Chris Orr LB - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
Reese David Reese LB - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
Hights TreVontae Hights WR - $5,334 - - - - - - $5,334 0.00
Moore David Moore G - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
Kunaszyk Jordan Kunaszyk LB - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Draguicevich Oscar Draguicevich P - $2,333 - - - - - - $2,333 0.00
Robinson Austrian Robinson DE - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
Ferris Jason Ferris LB - $334 - - - - - - $334 0.00
Dead: $45,967,073 $382,777 $24,372,783 - - - $21,211,514 - - $45,967,073 24.64


2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $182,500,000
2020 Rollover Cap $4,270,682
Adjustment $-253,050
Adjusted Salary Cap $186,517,632
All Contracts $54,129,465 $44,378,570 $5,890,310 - $1,625,000 $5,880,833 - $111,041,952
Injured Reserve Money $3,480,000 $598,712 - - - - - $4,078,712
Dead Money $382,777 $24,372,783 - - - $21,211,514 - $45,967,073
Practice Squad $2,816,000 - - - - - - $2,816,000
Total $60,808,242 $69,350,065 $5,890,310 - $1,625,000 $27,092,347 - $163,903,737
Cap Space $22,613,895