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Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions 2021 Salary Cap

Lions 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Detroit Lions 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 (89) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Flowers Trey Flowers DE $19,989,000 $14,375,000 $5,614,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($32,842,000) $19,989,000 10.11
Goff Jared Goff QB $10,650,000 $5,650,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $5,000,000 0- ($41,150,000) $10,650,000 5.39
Vaitai Halapoulivaati Vaitai RT $10,400,000 $9,000,000 $1,400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($14,600,000) $10,400,000 5.26
Okudah Jeff Okudah CB $7,620,124 $780,000 $5,486,099 $1,354,025 0- 0- 0- 0- ($16,458,297) $7,620,124 3.85
Collins Jamie Collins OLB $7,333,333 $3,800,000 $2,333,333 0- 0- $200,000 $1,000,000 0- ($13,800,000) $7,333,333 3.71
Hockenson T.J. Hockenson TE $5,580,789 $850,000 $3,108,859 $1,621,930 0- 0- 0- 0- ($11,712,542) $5,580,789 2.82
Decker Taylor Decker LT $4,900,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- $2,400,000 0- ($28,950,000) $4,900,000 2.48
Okwara Romeo Okwara DE $4,500,000 $1,000,000 $3,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($20,000,000) $4,500,000 2.28
Sewell Penei Sewell T $4,381,649 $660,000 $3,721,649 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($24,099,069) $4,381,649 2.22
Ragnow Frank Ragnow C $4,070,954 $1,209,111 $2,861,843 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($29,622,483) $4,070,954 2.06
Brockers Michael Brockers DT $3,050,000 $1,075,000 $1,975,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($11,000,000) $3,050,000 1.54
Williams Tyrell Williams WR $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,000,000) $3,000,000 1.52
Williams Nick Williams DT $2,955,882 $1,250,000 $1,000,000 $205,882 0- 0- $500,000 0- ($1,000,000) $2,955,882 1.49
Perriman Breshad Perriman WR $2,426,460 $2,250,000 0- $176,460 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $2,426,460 1.23
Walker Tracy Walker FS $2,403,497 $2,183,000 $220,497 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($220,497) $2,403,497 1.22
Boyle Tim Boyle QB $2,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $2,400,000 1.21
Crosby Tyrell Crosby LT $2,254,923 $2,183,000 $71,923 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($71,923) $2,254,923 1.14
Swift D'Andre Swift RB $1,940,662 $998,132 $942,530 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,211,987) $1,940,662 0.98
Tavai Jahlani Tavai ILB $1,880,173 $1,071,724 $758,449 0- 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($1,516,898) $1,880,173 0.95
Anzalone Alex Anzalone OLB $1,750,000 $1,500,000 0- $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $1,750,000 0.89
Harris Charles Harris DE $1,750,000 $1,400,000 $350,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,750,000) $1,750,000 0.89
Bullock Randy Bullock K $1,676,460 $1,300,000 $200,000 $176,460 0- 0- 0- 0- ($750,000) $1,676,460 0.85
Williams Jamaal Williams RB $1,625,000 $1,000,000 $625,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,250,000) $1,625,000 0.82
Onwuzurike Levi Onwuzurike DT $1,481,617 $660,000 $821,617 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,316,872) $1,481,617 0.75
Ford Michael Ford CB $1,200,000 $950,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($400,000) $1,200,000 0.61
Reeves-Maybin Jalen Reeves-Maybin OLB $1,127,500 $2,240,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,377,500) $1,127,500 0.57
Okwara Julian Okwara DE $1,119,730 $833,946 $285,784 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($857,352) $1,119,730 0.57
Harris Will Harris SS $1,118,061 $850,000 $238,061 0- 0- $30,000 0- 0- ($476,122) $1,118,061 0.57
Hand Da'shawn Hand DE $1,090,491 $920,000 $170,491 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($170,491) $1,090,491 0.55
Jackson Jonah Jackson G $1,090,175 $828,035 $262,140 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($786,420) $1,090,175 0.55
Bryant Austin Bryant DE $1,032,459 $850,000 $182,459 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($364,918) $1,032,459 0.52
Fells Darren Fells TE $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($462,500) $987,500 0.50
Allison Geronimo Allison WR $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- $150,000 0- $987,500 0.50
Dunbar Quinton Dunbar CB $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.50
Marlowe Dean Marlowe SS $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($437,500) $987,500 0.50
Raymond Kalif Raymond WR $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $987,500 0.50
Stenberg Logan Stenberg G $965,410 $780,000 $185,410 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($556,230) $965,410 0.49
Muhlbach Don Muhlbach LS $950,000 $1,075,000 $50,000 $50,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $950,000 0.48
McNeill Alim McNeill DT $932,579 $660,000 $272,579 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,090,316) $932,579 0.47
Oruwariye Amani Oruwariye CB $930,526 $850,000 $80,526 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($161,053) $930,526 0.47
Brown Evan Brown C $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Cabinda Jason Cabinda LB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Elder Corn Elder CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Gilbert Reggie Gilbert DE $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Hamilton Shaun-Dion Hamilton OLB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Price Brian Price DT $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Ratley Damion Ratley WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Melifonwu Ifeatu Melifonwu CB $870,155 $660,000 $210,155 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($840,620) $870,155 0.44
St. Brown Amon-Ra St. Brown WR $856,313 $660,000 $196,313 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($785,252) $856,313 0.43
Cephus Quintez Cephus WR $856,072 $780,000 $76,072 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($228,216) $856,072 0.43
Barnes Derrick Barnes LB $855,301 $660,000 $195,301 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($781,204) $855,301 0.43
Moore C.J. Moore FS $852,334 $2,334 $850,000 $2,334 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,334) $852,334 $2,334 0.43
Blough David Blough QB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Bolden Victor Bolden WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Hansen Chad Hansen WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Skipper Dan Skipper T $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Strong Kevin Strong DT $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Penisini John Penisini DT $822,794 $42,794 $780,000 $42,794 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($128,382) $822,794 $42,794 0.42
Brown Alex Brown CB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Fox Jack Fox P $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Holder Alijah Holder S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Igwebuike Godwin Igwebuike S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Nelson Matt Nelson T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Price Bobby Price S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Wright Matthew Wright K $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Cornell Jashon Cornell DE $681,133 $21,133 $660,000 $21,133 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,399) $681,133 $21,133 0.34
Jefferson Jermar Jefferson RB $679,581 $19,581 $660,000 $19,581 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($78,324) $679,581 $19,581 0.34
Jackson Drake Jackson C $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($40,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.34
Kraemer Tommy Kraemer G $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.34
McKinley Javon McKinley WR $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.34
Beckett Tavante Beckett LB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($75,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.34
Mills Dedrick Mills RB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.34
Parker A.J. Parker CB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($35,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.34
Surratt Sage Surratt WR $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.34
Wright Brock Wright TE $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($50,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.34
Amos D'Angelo Amos S $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.33
Jacobs Jerry Jacobs CB $661,166 $1,166 $660,000 $1,166 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,500) $661,166 $1,166 0.33
Hausmann Jake Hausmann TE $661,000 $1,000 $660,000 $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000) $661,000 $1,000 0.33
Heim Evan Heim T $661,000 $1,000 $660,000 $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000) $661,000 $1,000 0.33
Daly Scott Daly LS $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Elliott Jalen Elliott S $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Kennedy Tom Kennedy WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Mack Alize Mack TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
McCray Robert McCray LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Paulo Darrin Paulo T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Pittman Anthony Pittman LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Taumoepeau Charlie Taumoepeau TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Thedford Hunter Thedford TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Warren Michael Warren RB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.33
Active Roster: $163,695,134 $110,446,948 $42,093,429 $4,234,757 - $280,000 $8,900,000 $150,000 - $163,695,134 82.79


2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Injured players who will miss the remainder of the season. Their cap figures count toward the team total.

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Heath Joel Heath DT $465,000 $990,000 - - - - - - - $465,000 0.24


2021 Non-Football Injury Cap

Players who have suffered a non-football related injury. They do not count against the active roster, but their cap hit does.

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Bryant Hunter Bryant TE $446,666 $440,000 $6,666 - - - - - - $446,666 0.23

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (7) 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 #7Penei Sewell Round 1, Pick #7 RT $4,381,649 $660,000 $3,721,649 - - - - - - $4,381,649 $4,381,649
Round 2, Pick #41Levi Onwuzurike Round 2, Pick #41 DT $1,481,617 $660,000 $821,617 - - - - - - $1,481,617 $1,481,617
Round 3, Pick #72Alim McNeill Round 3, Pick #72 DT $932,579 $660,000 $272,579 - - - - - - $932,579 $932,579
Round 3, Pick #101Ifeatu Melifonwu Round 3, Pick #101 CB $870,154 $660,000 $210,154 - - - - - - $870,154 $210,154
Round 4, Pick #112Amon-Ra St. Brown Round 4, Pick #112 WR $856,313 $660,000 $196,313 - - - - - - $856,313 $196,313
Round 4, Pick #113Derrick Barnes Round 4, Pick #113 LB $855,301 $660,000 $195,301 - - - - - - $855,301 $195,301
Round 7, Pick #257Jermar Jefferson Round 7, Pick #257 RB $679,581 $660,000 $19,581 - - - - - - $679,581 $19,581
Projected Draft Pool: $10,057,194 $10,057,194 $7,417,194


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 (23) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
StaffordMatthew Stafford QB $19,000,000 - $10,000,000 - - - $9,000,000 - - $19,000,000 9.61
ColemanJustin Coleman CB $6,087,000 - $6,087,000 - - - - - - $6,087,000 3.08
TrufantDesmond Trufant CB $6,000,000 $3,500,000 $2,500,000 - - - - - - $6,000,000 3.03
JamesJesse James TE $4,287,000 - $4,287,000 - - - - - - $4,287,000 2.17
JonesChristian Jones LB $2,185,000 - $985,000 - $1,200,000 - - - - $2,185,000 1.11
DanielChase Daniel QB $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 - - - - - - $1,500,000 0.76
SheltonDanny Shelton DT $1,250,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - - - $1,250,000 0.63
OkwaraRomeo Okwara DE $901,668 - $901,668 - - - - - - $901,668 0.46
JohnsonKerryon Johnson RB $702,490 - $702,490 - - - - - - $702,490 0.36
DahlJoe Dahl G $250,000 - $250,000 - - - - - - $250,000 0.13
HuntleyJason Huntley RB $217,731 - $217,731 - - - - - - $217,731 0.11
JohnsonTy Johnson RB $85,952 - $85,952 - - - - - - $85,952 0.04
Adams Jr.Jonathan Adams Jr. WR $83,333 $80,000 $3,333 - - - - - - $83,333 0.04
BawdenNick Bawden FB $21,051 - $21,051 - - - - - - $21,051 0.01
DinsonJeremiah Dinson S $20,000 - $20,000 - - - - - - $20,000 0.01
BryantHunter Bryant TE $13,334 - $13,334 - - - - - - $13,334 0.01
ElliottJalen Elliott S $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
SipossArryn Siposs P $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
WirtelSteven Wirtel LS $4,667 - $4,667 - - - - - - $4,667 0.00
BenzschawelBeau Benzschawel G $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
PriceBobby Price S $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
SellersLuke Sellers FB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
StrongKevin Strong DT $2,000 - $2,000 - - - - - - $2,000 0.00
Dead Money: $42,641,228 $3,580,000 $28,861,228 - $1,200,000 - $9,000,000 - - $42,641,228 21.57

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 $12,819,468
Adjustment $2,407,959
Adjusted Salary Cap $197,727,427
All Contracts $110,446,948 $42,093,429 $4,234,757 - $280,000 $8,900,000 $150,000 $163,695,134
Top 51 Contracts $83,266,948 $41,971,090 $4,234,757 - $280,000 $8,900,000 $150,000 $136,515,134
Injured Reserve Money $990,000 - - - - - - $465,000
Reserve/Non-Football Injury Money $440,000 $6,666 - - - - - $446,666
Dead Money $3,580,000 $28,861,228 - $1,200,000 - $9,000,000 - $42,641,228
Total (All) $115,456,948 $70,961,323 $4,234,757 $1,200,000 $280,000 $17,900,000 $150,000 $207,248,028
Total (w/Top 51) $88,276,948 $70,838,984 $4,234,757 $1,200,000 $280,000 $17,900,000 $150,000 $180,068,028
Cap Space (w/All) $-9,520,601
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $17,659,399