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Bengals head to free agency with $49.9 million in cap space


Now that the salary cap has been determined for 2012, the cap space for each team likewise has been calculated.

Earlier this evening, we posted the cap room, or lack thereof, for each team.

The Bengals lead the way with $49.9 million to spend. If they choose to spend it. There’s no per-team minimum spending requirement until 2013.

Other teams with $40 million or more in cap space include the Broncos ($44.7 million), the Buccaneers ($42.7 million), and the Jaguars ($40.6 million).

The Cardinals currently have the biggest current excess at $16.4 million. The Lions also are $11.5 million over.

On average, the teams have $14.6 million in space.