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Bills to carry over $2.8 million in salary-cap space

A clearer picture is emerging on just how much money the Buffalo Bills will have to work with in regards to the 2017 salary cap.

The National Football League Players' Association on Wednesday released the amount of unused salary-cap space from 2016 that each team will carry over for the upcoming season. For the Bills, that figure checks in at $2,837,222, the 10th-smallest amount. The Cleveland Browns will carry over a whopping $50 million in space, by far the most in the league, while the Los Angeles Chargers will carry over the least at just $113,693.

 

In 2016, the base salary cap for each team was set at $155,270,000. That figure has steadily rose by at least $10 million over the last four seasons, from $123 million in 2013 to $133 million in 2014 and then $143.28 million in 2015. The Bills could free up $13 million in cap space if they decline to exercise the option on quarterback Tyrod Taylor's contract and release him.

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