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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

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Active Players (64) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adeniji Hakeem Adeniji LT $832,971 $780,000 $52,971 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($158,913) $832,971 0.43
Bailey Markus Bailey OLB $808,424 $780,000 $28,424 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($85,272) $808,424 0.41
Godsil Dan Godsil LS $807,482 $27,482 $780,000 $27,482 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($27,482) $807,482 $27,482 0.41
Akinmoladun Freedom Akinmoladun DE $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
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
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
Apple Eli Apple CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Daniels Mike Daniels DT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $166,145,665 $100,879,131 $45,283,614 $18,202,925 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - - $166,145,665 85.14

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (8) 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 #5 Round 1, Pick #5 $5,298,408 $660,000 $4,638,408 - - - - - - $5,298,408 $5,298,408
Round 2, Pick #38 Round 2, Pick #38 $1,494,590 $660,000 $834,590 - - - - - - $1,494,590 $1,494,590
Round 3, Pick #69 Round 3, Pick #69 $926,574 $660,000 $266,574 - - - - - - $926,574 $926,574
Round 4, Pick #111 Round 4, Pick #111 $844,873 $660,000 $184,873 - - - - - - $844,873 $184,873
Round 5, Pick #149 Round 5, Pick #149 $740,624 $660,000 $80,624 - - - - - - $740,624 $80,624
Round 6, Pick #190 Round 6, Pick #190 $705,120 $660,000 $45,120 - - - - - - $705,120 $45,120
Round 6, Pick #202 Round 6, Pick #202 $700,554 $660,000 $40,554 - - - - - - $700,554 $40,554
Round 7, Pick #235 Round 7, Pick #235 $684,444 $660,000 $24,444 - - - - - - $684,444 $24,444
Projected Draft Pool: $11,395,187 $11,395,187 $8,095,187


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 (19) 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
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: $9,624,679 - $9,624,679 - - - - - - $9,624,679 4.93

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 $100,879,131 $45,283,614 $18,202,925 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $166,145,665
Top 51 Contracts $93,259,131 $45,256,132 $18,202,925 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $158,525,665
Dead Money - $9,624,679 - - - - - $9,624,679
Total (All) $100,879,131 $54,908,293 $18,202,925 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $175,770,344
Total (w/Top 51) $93,259,131 $54,880,811 $18,202,925 - $2,100,000 $750,000 - $168,150,344
Cap Space (w/All) $19,367,931
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $26,987,931