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Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals 2021 Salary Cap

Bengals 2021 Salary Cap

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

Bengals – The Athletic

Club Option
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Active Players (86) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Waynes Trae Waynes CB $15,800,000 $8,400,000 $5,000,000 $2,000,000 0- $400,000 0- 0- ($12,000,000) $15,800,000 8.10
Reader D.J. Reader DT $13,562,500 $4,300,000 $4,062,500 $5,000,000 0- $200,000 0- 0- ($17,187,500) $13,562,500 6.95
Hendrickson Trey Hendrickson DE $12,476,470 $3,800,000 $2,500,000 $6,176,471 0- 0- 0- 0- ($16,000,000) $12,476,470 6.39
Boyd Tyler Boyd WR $9,820,575 $8,000,000 $1,400,000 $220,575 0- $200,000 0- 0- ($4,200,000) $9,820,575 5.03
Burrow Joe Burrow QB $8,225,031 $2,255,006 $5,970,025 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($29,610,112) $8,225,031 4.21
Mixon Joe Mixon RB $8,137,500 $5,000,000 $2,000,000 $187,500 0- $200,000 $750,000 0- ($11,000,000) $8,137,500 4.17
Hopkins Trey Hopkins C $6,551,470 $4,300,000 $1,125,000 $926,471 0- $200,000 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $6,551,470 3.36
Uzomah C.J. Uzomah TE $6,309,804 $4,750,000 $1,083,334 $176,471 0- $300,000 0- 0- ($1,083,334) $6,309,804 3.23
Ogunjobi Larry Ogunjobi DT $6,176,470 $1,400,000 $4,600,000 $176,471 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,600,000) $6,176,470 3.17
Chase Ja'Marr Chase WR $5,603,571 $660,000 $4,943,571 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($30,819,641) $5,603,571 2.87
Bell Vonn Bell FS $5,500,000 $4,100,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 0- $200,000 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $5,500,000 2.82
Hilton Mike Hilton CB $5,352,941 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,352,941 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000,000) $5,352,941 2.74
Williams Jonah Williams LT $4,808,227 $2,097,742 $2,710,485 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,417,825) $4,808,227 2.46
Reiff Riley Reiff LT $4,714,705 $1,700,000 $2,750,000 $264,706 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,500,000) $4,714,705 2.42
Awuzie Chidobe Awuzie CB $4,038,235 $1,350,000 $2,500,000 $188,235 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,500,000) $4,038,235 2.07
Price Billy Price C $3,726,704 $2,077,158 $1,649,546 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,649,546) $3,726,704 1.91
Su'a-Filo Xavier Su'a-Filo G $3,233,333 $2,500,000 $333,333 $200,000 0- $200,000 0- 0- ($666,667) $3,233,333 1.66
Bates III Jessie Bates III FS $2,862,604 $2,443,000 $419,604 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($419,604) $2,862,604 1.47
Hubbard Sam Hubbard DE $2,415,300 $2,183,000 $232,300 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($232,300) $2,415,300 1.24
Higgins Tee Higgins WR $1,974,270 $1,004,854 $969,416 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,913,102) $1,974,270 1.01
Wilson Brandon Wilson S $1,562,500 $1,000,000 $562,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,125,000) $1,562,500 0.80
Sample Drew Sample TE $1,501,717 $995,572 $506,145 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,012,290) $1,501,717 0.77
Allen Brandon Allen QB $1,500,000 $1,200,000 $300,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($300,000) $1,500,000 0.77
Daniels Mike Daniels DT $1,464,705 $1,200,000 $200,000 $64,706 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,464,705 0.75
Allen Ricardo Allen FS $1,460,584 $990,000 $400,000 $70,584 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,460,584 0.75
Perine Samaje Perine RB $1,450,000 $1,100,000 $350,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($700,000) $1,450,000 0.74
Carman Jackson Carman T $1,354,536 $660,000 $694,536 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,776,778) $1,354,536 0.69
Huber Kevin Huber P $1,212,500 $1,500,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $1,212,500 0.62
Pratt Germaine Pratt OLB $1,126,221 $863,000 $263,221 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($526,442) $1,126,221 0.58
Wilson Logan Wilson OLB $1,123,998 $834,799 $289,199 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($867,597) $1,123,998 0.58
Tupou Josh Tupou DT $1,120,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- $200,000 0- 0- 0- $1,120,000 0.57
Apple Eli Apple CB $1,111,764 $1,000,000 0- $111,765 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,111,764 0.57
Harris Clark Harris LS $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.51
Evans Jordan Evans OLB $987,500 $990,000 $100,000 $37,500 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $987,500 0.51
Spain Quinton Spain G $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.51
Davis-Gaither Akeem Davis-Gaither OLB $984,378 $780,000 $204,378 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($613,134) $984,378 0.50
Phillips Darius Phillips CB $974,389 $920,000 $54,389 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($54,389) $974,389 0.50
Jordan Michael Jordan G $972,098 $850,000 $122,098 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($244,196) $972,098 0.50
Wren Renell Wren DT $950,649 $780,000 $170,649 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($341,298) $950,649 0.49
Ossai Joseph Ossai LB $944,112 $660,000 $284,112 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,136,448) $944,112 0.48
Brown Tony Brown CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Davis Jalen Davis CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Schreck Mason Schreck TE $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Tate Auden Tate WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Taylor Trent Taylor WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Williams Trayveon Williams RB $895,496 $850,000 $45,496 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($90,992) $895,496 0.46
Thomas Mike Thomas WR $875,000 $990,000 0- $25,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $875,000 0.45
Kareem Khalid Kareem DE $868,619 $780,000 $88,619 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($265,857) $868,619 0.45
Sample Cameron Sample DT $857,036 $660,000 $197,036 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($788,144) $857,036 0.44
Frazier Kavon Frazier S $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Henderson Trayvon Henderson S $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Johnson Fred Johnson LT $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
McKenzie Reginald McKenzie DT $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Morgan Stanley Morgan WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Prince Isaiah Prince T $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Seibert Austin Seibert K $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Sutherland Keaton Sutherland C $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Shelvin Tyler Shelvin DT $844,141 $184,141 $660,000 $184,141 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($736,564) $844,141 $184,141 0.43
Adeniji Hakeem Adeniji LT $832,971 $52,971 $780,000 $52,971 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($158,913) $832,971 $52,971 0.43
Bailey Markus Bailey OLB $808,424 $28,424 $780,000 $28,424 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($85,272) $808,424 $28,424 0.41
Smith D'ante Smith T $784,836 $124,836 $660,000 $124,836 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($499,344) $784,836 $124,836 0.40
Akinmoladun Freedom Akinmoladun DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Bachie Joe Bachie LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Bledsoe Amani Bledsoe DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
McPherson Evan McPherson K $745,928 $85,928 $660,000 $85,928 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($343,712) $745,928 $85,928 0.38
Hill Trey Hill C $708,088 $48,088 $660,000 $48,088 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($192,352) $708,088 $48,088 0.36
Evans Chris Evans RB $703,222 $43,222 $660,000 $43,222 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($172,888) $703,222 $43,222 0.36
Hubert Wyatt Hubert DE $686,052 $26,052 $660,000 $26,052 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($104,208) $686,052 $26,052 0.35
Hodge Darius Hodge LB $668,333 $8,333 $660,000 $8,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $668,333 $8,333 0.34
Phillips Antonio Phillips CB $668,333 $8,333 $660,000 $8,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $668,333 $8,333 0.34
Williams Pooka Williams RB $666,666 $6,666 $660,000 $6,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($20,000) $666,666 $6,666 0.34
Williams Anthony Williams DT $666,666 $6,666 $660,000 $6,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($20,000) $666,666 $6,666 0.34
Wells Pro Wells TE $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.34
Chrisman Drue Chrisman P $662,500 $2,500 $660,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,500) $662,500 $2,500 0.34
Lees Riley Lees WR $660,500 $500 $660,000 $500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500) $660,500 $500 0.34
Dungey Eric Dungey QB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Irwin Trenton Irwin WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Jones Keandre Jones LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Lewis Donnie Lewis CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Moss Thaddeus Moss TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
O’Grady Cheyenne O’Grady TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Patrick Jacques Patrick RB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Rose Winston Rose CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Shurmur Kyle Shurmur QB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Washington Scotty Washington WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Wilcox Mitchell Wilcox TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Active Roster: $190,334,172 $118,189,131 $52,125,652 $18,379,396 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - - $190,334,172 97.54

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

Estimated cap dollars necessary to sign upcoming draft picks (not included in the cap figure yet)

Player (10) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit (Total) Cap Hit (Top 51)
Round 1, Pick #5Ja'Marr Chase Round 1, Pick #5 WR $5,603,571 $660,000 $4,943,571 - - - - - - $5,603,571 $5,603,571
Round 2, Pick #46Jackson Carman Round 2, Pick #46 T $1,354,536 $660,000 $694,536 - - - - - - $1,354,536 $1,354,536
Round 3, Pick #69Joseph Ossai Round 3, Pick #69 LB $944,112 $660,000 $284,112 - - - - - - $944,112 $944,112
Round 4, Pick #111Cameron Sample Round 4, Pick #111 DT $857,036 $660,000 $197,036 - - - - - - $857,036 $197,036
Round 4, Pick #122Tyler Shelvin Round 4, Pick #122 DT $844,141 $660,000 $184,141 - - - - - - $844,141 $184,141
Round 4, Pick #139D'ante Smith Round 4, Pick #139 T $784,836 $660,000 $124,836 - - - - - - $784,836 $124,836
Round 5, Pick #149Evan McPherson Round 5, Pick #149 K $745,928 $660,000 $85,928 - - - - - - $745,928 $85,928
Round 6, Pick #190Trey Hill Round 6, Pick #190 C $708,088 $660,000 $48,088 - - - - - - $708,088 $48,088
Round 6, Pick #202Chris Evans Round 6, Pick #202 RB $703,222 $660,000 $43,222 - - - - - - $703,222 $43,222
Round 7, Pick #235Wyatt Hubert Round 7, Pick #235 DE $686,052 $660,000 $26,052 - - - - - - $686,052 $26,052
Projected Draft Pool: $13,231,522 $13,231,522 $8,611,522


2021 Dead Cap

These cap figures derive from the trade or release of players from the active roster or practice squad. All count toward the team total.

Player (20) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
AtkinsGeno Atkins DT $5,200,000 - $5,200,000 - - - - - - $5,200,000 2.66
DunlapCarlos Dunlap DE $2,250,000 - $2,250,000 - - - - - - $2,250,000 1.15
HartBobby Hart RT $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - - - $1,000,000 0.51
BernardGiovani Bernard RB $666,668 - $666,668 - - - - - - $666,668 0.34
FinleyRyan Finley QB $394,828 - $394,828 - - - - - - $394,828 0.20
AndersonRodney Anderson RB $63,678 - $63,678 - - - - - - $63,678 0.03
GodsilDan Godsil LS $27,482 $27,482 - - - - - - - $27,482 0.01
RoseWinston Rose CB $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
ClarkTyler Clark DT $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
FutrellKendall Futrell LB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
DishonTrey Dishon DT $4,000 - $4,000 - - - - - - $4,000 0.00
CordascoClay Cordasco T $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
KnipfelJosh Knipfel T $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Spears Jr.Marcel Spears Jr. LB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
WashingtonScotty Washington WR $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
WhaleyDevwah Whaley RB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
DugasO’Shea Dugas T $1,833 - $1,833 - - - - - - $1,833 0.00
DolegalaJacob Dolegala QB $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
SwannIsaiah Swann CB $1,334 - $1,334 - - - - - - $1,334 0.00
WilcoxMitchell Wilcox TE $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
Dead Money: $9,652,161 $27,482 $9,624,679 - - - - - - $9,652,161 4.95

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 $10,792,275
Adjustment $1,846,000
Adjusted Salary Cap $195,138,275
All Contracts $118,189,131 $52,125,652 $18,379,396 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $190,334,172
Top 51 Contracts $93,349,131 $51,493,992 $18,379,396 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $165,494,172
Dead Money $27,482 $9,624,679 - - - - - $9,652,161
Total (All) $118,216,613 $61,750,331 $18,379,396 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $199,986,333
Total (w/Top 51) $93,376,613 $61,118,671 $18,379,396 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $175,146,333
Cap Space (w/All) $-4,848,058
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $19,991,942