State of the Chargers Salary Cap: March 12th

Andy Lyons

The Bolts From The Blue estimate of the San Diego Chargers' current salary cap space.

With some notable activity before the beginning of Free Agency, and one big signing near the end of the first day of Free Agency, here is the BFTB estimate of where we stand.

Player Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Dead Money Cap Figure
Philip Rivers QB $13,800,000 $1,666,667 $1,200,000 $(4,533,334) $16,666,667
Eric Weddle S $7,500,000 $2,600,000 - $(5,200,000) $10,100,000
Antonio Gates TE $5,000,000 $762,500 $1,600,000 $(4,725,000) $7,362,500
Jeromey Clary G $4,550,000 $1,700,000 - $(1,700,000) $6,250,000
Nick Hardwick C $3,400,000 $1,750,000 $1,000,000 $(1,750,000) $6,150,000
Jarret Johnson OLB,LB $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $(3,000,000) $3,500,000
Eddie Royal WR $1,750,000 $1,500,000 $1,750,000 $(5,000,000) $5,000,000
Dwight Freeney OLB,LB $2,500,000 $1,625,000 $625,000 $(1,625,000) $4,750,000
Mike Scifres P $3,250,000 $185,000 $600,000 $(2,170,000) $4,035,000
Malcom Floyd WR $2,750,000 $250,000 $916,667 $(5,083,333) $3,916,667
Ryan Mathews RB $1,978,250 $500,000 $1,133,750 $(3,267,500) $3,612,000
Donald Butler ILB,LB $750,000 $2,230,000 - $(11,150,000) $2,980,000
Corey Liuget DE $758,964 $1,136,954 $750,000 $(1,895,918) $2,645,918
D.J. Fluker RT,T $923,294 $1,668,182 - $(9,329,316) $2,591,476
King Dunlap LT,T $1,600,000 $475,000 $350,000 $(475,000) $2,425,000
Larry English OLB,LB $1,542,500 - $865,000 $(865,000) $2,407,500
Melvin Ingram OLB,LB $1,153,476 $1,136,952 - $(4,212,594) $2,290,428
Danny Woodhead RB $1,750,000 $500,000 - $(500,000) $2,250,000
John Phillips TE $1,175,000 $666,666 - $(1,333,334) $1,841,666
Nick Novak K $1,325,000 $375,000 - $(1,125,000) $1,700,000
Vincent Brown WR $1,389,000 $146,517 - $(146,517) $1,535,517
Marcus Gilchrist S $914,400 $344,200 - $(344,200) $1,258,600
Manti Te'o ILB,LB $640,110 $535,440 - $(2,246,430) $1,175,550
Kendall Reyes DE $765,272 $360,544 - $(721,090) $1,125,816
Sean Lissemore DT $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000
Jonas Mouton ILB,LB $766,137 $218,340 - $(218,340) $984,477
Mike Windt LS $730,000 $112,500 - $(337,500) $842,500
Shareece Wright CB $645,000 $136,035 - $(136,035) $781,035
Brandon Taylor S $570,000 $160,969 $7,500 $(321,938) $738,469
Ladarius Green TE $570,000 $112,725 - $(225,450) $682,725
Keenan Allen WR $495,000 $153,450 $10,000 $(460,350) $658,450
Andrew Gachkar ILB,LB $645,000 $11,475 - $(11,475) $656,475
Nick McDonald C $645,000 $8,750 - $(17,500) $653,750
Crezdon Butler CB $645,000 - - - $645,000
Thomas Keiser OLB,LB $645,000 - - - $645,000
Willie Smith LT,T $645,000 - - - $645,000
Mike Harris LT,T $570,000 $1,168 - $(1,168) $571,168
Lawrence Guy DE $570,000 - - - $570,000
Terrell Manning ILB,LB $570,000 - - - $570,000
Johnnie Troutman G $495,000 $47,938 - $(95,876) $542,938
Tourek Williams OLB,LB $495,000 $27,515 - $(82,545) $522,515
Brad Sorensen QB $495,000 $14,850 - $(44,550) $509,850
Jahleel Addae S $495,000 $1,666 - $(3,334) $496,666
Kwame Geathers DT $495,000 $1,000 - $(2,000) $496,000
Nick Becton LT,T $495,000 - - - $495,000
Jacob Byrne TE $495,000 - - - $495,000
Kenny Wiggins LT,T $495,000 - - - $495,000
Steve Williams CB $420,000 $48,200 - $(144,600) $468,200
Dontrelle Inman WR $420,000 $7,500 - $(15,000) $427,500
Byron Jerideau DT $420,000 $1,666 - $(3,334) $421,666
Zach Boren RB $420,000 - - - $420,000
Marcus Cromartie CB $420,000 - - - $420,000
Brandon Jones CB $420,000 - - - $420,000
Ryan Otten TE $420,000 - - - $420,000
Tobias Palmer WR $420,000 - - - $420,000
Damik Scafe DE $420,000 - - - $420,000
Kerwynn Williams RB $420,000 - - - $420,000
Cordarro Law OLB,LB $420,000 $1,250 - - $421,250
Chad Rinehart G $1,608,700 $1,000,000 - $(2,000,000) $2,608,700
Darrell Stuckey S $730,000 $433,750
- $(1,735,000) $1,163,750
Donald Brown RB $750,000 $1,083,333 - $(4,000,000) $1,833,333
Top 51 $118,341,306
Salary Total $122,551,722

Dead Money

Player Pos. Cap Figure
Jared Gaither T $4,000,000
Derek Cox CB $3,900,000
Robert Meachem WR $3,750,000
LeRon McClain FB $833,333
David Molk C $27,976
Nick Becton LT,T $5,000
Michael Hill RB $3,334
Marcus Cromartie CB $3,334
Daniel Molls ILB,LB $3,334
Randy Richards RT,T $3,334
Josh Johnson CB $2,000
Devan Walker LB $2,000
Greg Brown CB $1,667
Chukky Okobi C $1,334
Ben Cotton TE $1,334
Brandon Moore DE $1,334
Luke Tasker WR $667
Frank Beltre OLB,LB $667
Richard Kent P $667
Jamarkus McFarland DE $667
David Rolf TE $667
Mike Hermann QB $667
Total Dead Money $12,543,316

Available Cap Space

Cap Rollover $2,319,241
Cap Adjustment $(191,500)
Salary Cap $133,000,000
Chargers Cap $135,127,741
Current Cap Room $32,703

Assumptions:

  • Chad Rinehart's contract has not been detailed beyond the fact that it is $6 Million for 2 years with $2 Million Guaranteed. The assumption is that the guaranteed sum is a Signing Bonus and his overall salary escalates at 30% per year.
  • Cordarro Law was reported to have a signing bonus on his Reserve/Future contract. That bonus has been estimated.
  • Donald Brown's contract is 3 years, $10.5 Million, with a Signing Bonus of $3.25 Million and $4 Million guaranteed. The assumption is that the guaranteed money is his Signing Bonus and his first year salary.
Credit:

Old contract data pulled from OverTheCap and Spotrac.

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