NFL Free Agency 2015: Top-5 Under the Cap

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Nov 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) watches from the sidelines during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Detroit won 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

There are all kinds possibilities for where the top players can end up in NFL Free Agency 2015. But at least now, we know who will be a free agent and who won’t as the franchise tags have been placed. But that doesn’t mean every big-time free agent is leaving their team because some of those teams have cap space.

For example, the Green Bay Packers have plenty of cap space to keep receiver Randall Cobb. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has gone to the front office on his behalf too so I’m expecting him to stay home. But with the salary floor rule, where 90 percent of the cap has to be used, the top five teams under the cap have to spend money.

And of that top five, four of the teams are horrible, now with a chance to take these players and change their fortunes. The Indianapolis Colts, who have quarterback Andrew Luck on his rookie contract, are the only good team in the top 5. Their cap number plus the fact that they’re a playoff team makes them formidable in free agency.

But keep in mind, the Raiders have $16.88 million in players that did nothing last year and can be cut without salary cap ramifications. So they’re the ones that could really do the most damage in free agency if they so choose. But as I said before, all five of these teams have a chance to immensely improve this year.

The top five goes as follows:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars ($68,477,511)

2. Oakland Raiders ($55, 707,735)

3. Cleveland Browns ($54,020,896)

4. New York Jets ($51, 728,474)

5. Indianapolis Colts ($45, 469, 186)

Turn the page to see how well these teams could possibly do in free agency.

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