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NFL Free Agency 2016: Seahawks adjusted salary cap is $154,522,927

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The NFL's "legal tampering period" is about to start, so with free agency rumors running wild over the next few days, it's worth re-visiting Seattle's adjusted cap number. The league-wide salary cap for the 2016 NFL season is $155,270,000, but with leftover cap room carried over from the 2015 season, many teams' true salary cap number is quite a bit higher. For instance, Jacksonville's real cap number for this season is over $190M because they carried over $32M in unused cap space from last year.

Sadly, Seattle carried over just $11,587 so their true cap number for this year is right below the actual reported cap number, at $154,522,927. This follows adjustments from the 2015 season, per the NFLPA.

As far as cap room to use to spend on free agents, it's a fluid-ish number that is a projection based on the top-51 players on the roster. Right now, Seattle is projected to have something around $18M-$20M to spend on both their free agents and outside free agents. That includes Russell Okung, Jeremy Lane, J.R. Sweezy, Brandon Mebane, and the rest, plus anyone the team wants to add from other teams. First year cap hits can be low, though, so this is a solid amount to work with.

Per the NFLPA, here's the adjusted cap numbers for each team.

Team

League-Wide Salary Cap

Carryover from 2015

Adjustments from 2015

2016 Adjusted Team Cap

Arizona Cardinals

$155,270,000

$3,031,663

$666,753

$158,968,416

Atlanta Falcons

$155,270,000

$3,905,771

($374,100)

$158,801,671

Baltimore Ravens

$155,270,000

$1,633,944

($1,725,189)

$155,178,755

Buffalo Bills

$155,270,000

$4,467,331

($2,361,600)

$157,375,731

Carolina Panthers

$155,270,000

$3,731,200

($1,008,059)

$157,993,141

Chicago Bears

$155,270,000

$867,589

$451,290

$156,588,879

Cincinnati Bengals

$155,270,000

$7,587,902

($180,350)

$162,677,552

Cleveland Browns

$155,270,000

$20,734,144

$682,150

$176,686,294

Dallas Cowboys

$155,270,000

$3,571,239

$419,944

$159,261,183

Denver Broncos

$155,270,000

$3,300,000

($4,474,959)

$154,095,041

Detroit Lions

$155,270,000

$862,191

$1,179,025

$157,311,216

Green Bay Packers

$155,270,000

$6,953,847

$1,215,442

$163,439,289

Houston Texans

$155,270,000

$1,637,055

$279,025

$157,186,080

Indianapolis Colts

$155,270,000

$4,950,629

$388,400

$160,609,029

Jacksonville Jaguars

$155,270,000

$32,774,928

$2,256,782

$190,301,710

Kansas City Chiefs

$155,270,000

$2,622,838

$63,092

$157,955,930

Los Angeles Rams

$155,270,000

$933,521

($538,332)

$155,665,189

Miami Dolphins

$155,270,000

$9,137,544

$2,359,775

$166,767,319

Minnesota Vikings

$155,270,000

$2,090,409

($445,692)

$156,914,717

New England Patriots

$155,270,000

$1,347,882

$3,024,569

$159,642,451

New Orleans Saints

$155,270,000

$1,400,000

($1,107,938)

$155,562,062

New York Giants

$155,270,000

$11,193,231

$856,928

$167,320,159

New York Jets

$155,270,000

$2,484,216

($225,482)

$157,528,734

Oakland Raiders

$155,270,000

$13,373,617

($310,864)

$168,332,753

Philadelphia Eagles

$155,270,000

$7,255,362

($955,000)

$161,570,362

Pittsburgh Steelers

$155,270,000

$3,000,327

($641,349)

$157,628,978

San Diego Chargers

$155,270,000

$2,287,176

($782,409)

$156,774,767

San Francisco 49ers

$155,270,000

$12,206,686

$9,105,248

$176,581,934

Seattle Seahawks

$155,270,000

$11,587

($758,660)

$154,522,927

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

$155,270,000

$7,987,748

($2,119,382)

$161,138,366

Tennessee Titans

$155,270,000

$20,783,801

$304,025

$176,357,826

Washington

$155,270,000

$5,837,734

$856,290

$161,964,024