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Big Contracts Among Packers' Cap Challenges

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The Packers aren't exactly overflowing with cap space, even with 17 players heading to unrestricted free agency. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews take almost one-quarter of the cap, and the top seven players are eating up almost half of the cap.

Here is the Green Bay Packers' harsh salary-cap reality. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews will take up a combined $29 million of the salary cap in 2014. With a projected cap of $126.3 million, they'll eat up almost one-quarter of the cap — 23.0 percent. Tramon Williams, Josh Sitton, A.J. Hawk, T.J. Lang and Morgan Burnett will take up an additional $31.0 million of the cap. Add it together, and...

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