According to projections made public on Thursday, the 2015 NFL salary cap is projected to be between $138.6 and $141.8 million. That would be up from $133 million this year. It could be higher than that depending on league revenues. Estimating the cap at $140 million, the New York Giants would be $17.3 million under the cap without any adjustments.
|New York Jets||$41,415,680|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||$31,093,495|
|San Diego Chargers||$26,223,487|
|Green Bay Packers||$17,784,036|
|New York Giants||$17,343,332|
|St. Louis Rams||$5,395,253|
|Kansas City Chiefs||$1,745,325|
|New England Patriots||$1,589,619|
|San Francisco 49ers||-$9,087,358|
|New Orleans Saints||-$20,010,991|
The Giants have critical decisions to make with some key players who can be free agents, most notably Jason Pierre-Paul and Antrel Rolle.
They could clear cap space by cutting players like Mathias Kiwanuka ($4.825 million), Jon Beason ($3.53 million), Jameel McClain ($2.625 million) and J.D. Walton ($2.5 million) and Cullen Jenkins ($2.25 million).
The Giants also could save cap space by giving quarterback Eli Manning, who carries a $17.5 million cap hit next season, an extension that would lower his base salary.