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Big Contracts Among Packers' Cap Challenges

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... Recommended Stories