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Official cap space numbers for Seahawks and the rest of the NFL

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How much cap space the Seattle Seahawks have, in particular how much cap space they have in relation to the rest of the league has been a big question among fans waiting on a potential Jadeveon Clowney contract. Debates have raged about how much space the Hawks do or do not have, including the question of whether or not the team even has the space to sign Clowney, or any other pass rusher such as Matthew Judon or Yannick Ngakoue. The answer to that question is yes, as there are several ways the team can create space if it wants to, a question which I’ll look at later on Monday.

In any case, Field Yates of ESPN has a source through which he is routinely able to obtain official NFL cap space numbers, and Monday morning he once again posted the official league numbers to Twitter.

On top of this cap space, there are still plenty of teams with the ability to create additional room by cutting or releasing players, just like the Seahawks have been linked to potentially releasing Justin Britt, Ed Dickson, D.J. Fluker or any of a number of others.

In any case, the Hawks have the least space of any of the NFC West teams, so whether the team will add a higher priced defensive lineman or two will depend on how willing the Seattle front office may be to get aggressive in the wake of uncertainty surrounding the ability of the league to play games going forward.