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  1. Detroit Lions get more than $8 million in rookie pool

    Len Pasquarelli

    Tithe Detroit Lions received the most rookie pool allocation dollars. That figure represents the maximum amount of salary cap space allotted to each team to sign its draft choices and undrafted free agents.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers help cap by refiguring Ike Taylor's contract

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have gained some much-needed salary cap space entering the draft by consummating a "simple restructuring" of cornerback Ike Taylor's contract.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2009
  3. Raiders have most cap space to sign rookies

    Len Pasquarelli

    First in the 2007 draft pecking order, the Oakland Raiders, not surprisingly, also lead the NFL in rookie pool allocation dollars, the maximum amount of cap space allocated to teams for signing draft choices and undrafted free agents.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2007
  4. Teams have money to spend in free agency

    Len Pasquarelli

    With more cap space than ever, there is going to be more demand than supply this year in free agency, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2007
  5. Bucs release QB Griese to clear cap space

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Tampa Bay Bucs on Friday night released former starter Brian Griese, who lost his job to Chris Simms in 2005 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury after leading the club to a 5-1 start.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2006
  6. New math: Alexander's $62M deal a cap bargain

    Len Pasquarelli

    The eight-year, $62 million contract to which the Seattle Seahawks signed tailback Shaun Alexander on Monday is actually a salary cap bargain.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2006
  7. Falcons guarantee Vick bonus, creating cap space

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Atlanta Falcons have guaranteed a $7 million March roster bonus due quarterback Michael Vick, a move that creates about $5.25 million in additional cap space.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2006
  8. Teams once again will throw money at free agents

    Len Pasquarelli

    With plenty of cap space, teams once again will throw big money at free agents.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2005
  9. Hitch: Washington needs cap space

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Washington Redskins and New York Jets are in serious trade negotiations and, if a deal is consummated, it would have the teams' top wide receivers changing uniforms, ESPN.com has learned.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2005
  10. Brady agrees to new deal to clear cap space

    Len Pasquarelli

    It doesn't rank with the rescue Tom Brady enacted two years ago, when he replaced an injured Drew Bledsoe and directed the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl title, but the three-year veteran quarterback did come to the aid of the team this week by helping create much-needed salary cap room.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2003
  11. Falcons cut Ambrose, Jefferson, Dronett

    Len Pasquarelli

    Just one day after the Atlanta Falcons used some of their available salary cap space to re-sign star linebacker Keith Brooking to a lucrative new contract, the club created some much-needed wiggle room, releasing three veterans and saving more than $9 million on the league spending limit.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2003
  12. Whitfield agrees to restructured deal

    Len Pasquarelli

    Offensive tackle Bob Whitfield, the player with the longest tenure on the Atlanta Falcons roster, has restructured his contract to help the franchise create more salary cap space for the 2002 season.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2002
  13. New deal frees up more than $1M in cap room

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Giants reached agreement with quarterback Kerry Collins on a two-year contract extension.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2002
  14. Lions will get cap space, Stewart gets a roster spot

    Len Pasquarelli

    Representatives for the Detroit Lions and James Stewart reached agreement Tuesday on a long-discussed contract restructuring, finishing a negotiation that actually began more than three months ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2002
  15. Chargers get cap relief by releasing Jones, Graham

    Len Pasquarelli

    Seeking to find salary cap space, and to revamp their passing game, the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday released tight end Freddie Jones and wide receiver Jeff Graham.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2002
  16. Teams turn skeptical eye towards free agency

    Len Pasquarelli

    The unpredictability of free agency has caused many teams to change the way they approach the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2002