During the offseason, the combined total of the top 51 players must be below the $123 million cap.…
Thompson Keeps Cap Alive and Kicking
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has done a remarkable job of building a roster built to compete over the long haul. Not only is he among the best talent evaluators and drafters in the league, but he's continually invested money in the right players. Between Thompson and numbers guy Russ Ball, the Packers are investing their salary cap dollars on talent rather than voided contracts. According to a source who provided all of the Packers' contract data to Packer Report, the Packers have merely $97,697 in "dead money" – players on the books for prorated signing bonuses and guaranteed money who no longer are on the team. Based on dead money, the Packers have the best-managed cap in the league. San Francisco has the second-fewest cap dollars invested in players no longer...
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