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Packers Carry Over $7.8 Million onto 2015 Salary Cap

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Packers Carry Over $7.8 Million onto 2015 Salary Cap

The Green Bay Packers carried exactly $7,791,106 in unused money on their 2014 salary cap over to 2015, according to information released by the NFL Players Association on Monday.

Now that the league has set the 2015 cap at precisely $143,280,000 (an increase of $10 million over a year ago), the Packers' adjusted salary cap is $151,471,106, which includes an adjustment of $400,000.

The website OvertheCap.com calculates the Packers' money committed to 2015 currently at $118,389,714, leaving them $33,081,392 under the 2015 cap.

Monday's franchise and transition tag deadline also passed without the Packers exercising either option.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb was presumed to be a candidate by some observers, but his status remains unchanged.

The Packers have exclusive negotating rights with Cobb for the next five days until Mar. 7 when a three-day window opens in which he can negotiate with other teams. He cannot, however, sign with another team until the opening of free agency Mar. 10.

Green Bay's roughly $33 million will go primarily towards trying to re-sign their free-agent class of over a dozen players, including Cobb, offensive lineman Bryan Bualga, cornerbacks Davon House and Tramon Williams, quarterback Scott Tolzien and nose tackles B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion to name a few.

Unused money will also go towards the Packers' 2015 draft class and any other free agents they might pursue.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

Pay Cobb.

Evan's picture

They will.

RCPackerFan's picture

Great article on Cobb's expected value is to be between $8-10 million per year.

http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/insidersblog/2015/03...

RCPackerFan's picture

I think they will resign Cobb, Raji, Tolzien, and either Williams or House, (more likely House).

I am not sure if they will resign Bulaga. Or if they will resign both Bulaga and Cobb.

Evan's picture

I'd bet on Cobb, Bulaga, Raji and Tolzien (and probably Kuhn, Bush and Guion).

House I'm less sure of - but I'd say they definitely need to and should.

RCPackerFan's picture

I forgot about Kuhn, when typing that. Yeah, I think he will be back as well.

House, I am not sure of. He has had to many injuries to pay a lot of money. He has played well when he has played, but then he has a game like the Saints game this year where he was terrible.
I think he is the riskiest player of the free agents.

I think there is a possibility he will be back on a 2 year deal similar to what Starks and Neal did. Try to prove himself to get a bigger deal.

omega's picture

I would welcome them back for their cheap prices, but guys like Kuhn and Bush give me the "kept them one year too long" feeling if they are back this year

Amanofthenorth's picture

Kuhn? He barely played the last half of the year. Got to keep getting younger and cheaper in the areas where you can.

Allan Murphy's picture

no one wants to say your old like old ages Kuhn was good but i think we can get a thump in their .

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