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A quick disclaimer on the Cap number as it relates to the Bengals
Through Friday's deals, we have the Bengals at around $38.3 in salary cap room. However, there are a couple factors which cause that number to drop quickly.
For one, expect them to carry over around $10 million to next year when they can begin negotiating with Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. The new CBA mandates that teams or players can not talk new contracts until after the players third year.
Also factor in draft picks, room for players that go on IR and some money just in case those Not Likely to be Earned Incentives become a reality and that's another $9-10 million.
In short, we're talking about $18-20 million will be devoted toward free agency either in going after new players or re-signing most of the 20 UFAs who are on the verge of going on the market.