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Eagles' salary cap highlights biggest assets

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The strength of the Super Bowl champion Eagles is their two lines, and their salary cap certainly reflects that. 

The Eagles in 2018 project to spend more on the offensive and defensive line than every other position combined and far more than any other NFL team.

Thirteen of the Eagles’ 23 highest-paid players this coming year — in terms of cap allocations — are linemen.

Of the other 10, three are wide receivers, two are quarterbacks, two are safeties, two are linebackers and one is a tight end.

According to the website Spotrac, the Eagles rank fourth among all NFL teams in projected 2018 salary cap dollars for both the defensive line ($49.7 million) and the offensive line ($42.6 million).

That adds up to $92.3 million, or more than half of the Eagles’ adjusted 2018 cap figure of $175,987,555.

Just defensive lineman Fletcher Cox and offensive linemen Brandon Brooks and Jason Peters alone — the Eagles’ three highest-paid players — have a combined 2018 cap figure of $37.7 million, which accounts for more than 20 percent of the Eagles’ total 2018 cap.

The second-highest combined offensive-defensive line cap figure belongs to the Cowboys at $80,765,140, according to Spotrac.

So the Eagles are spending $11½ million more than any other team on their two lines.

According to figures compiled by Spotrac, the average NFL team projects to have a combined offensive-defensive line cap figure of $59.1 million in 2018. So the Eagles are more than $30 million higher than average when it comes to paying linemen.

You can’t spend that much money on two position groups without going light at others.

 

And Spotrac stats show the Eagles aren’t even in the top 16 at any other position.

They’re 27th in running back spending, 24th in wide receivers and linebackers, 23rd at tight end, 21st at quarterback, 17th in the secondary and 31st in special teams.

Their highest-paid running back, Jay Ajayi, is the Eagles’ 26th highest-paid player. Their quarterbacks, Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, are the 27th and 28th highest-paid QBs in the NFL. And none of their wide receivers are in the top 50 among wideouts when it comes to 2018 cap figures.

Listed below are the cap figures of every player currently on the Eagles’ active roster along with a list of every player who is no longer on the roster but still counts against the 2018 cap.

The Eagles have an adjusted cap figure of $177,682,445 in 2018, and these salary cap figures add up to about $8 million more than that.

That’s because the NFL’s “Rule of 51” states that from the start of the league year, which is in early March, through the day before opening day, only the 51 highest-paid players count against a team’s salary cap.

Cap figures
$17,900,000 … Fletcher Cox, DT
$11,136,397 … Brandon Brooks, G
$10,666,666 … Jason Peters, OT
$10,100,000 … Malcolm Jenkins, S
$  8,406,250 … Rodney McLeod, S
$  8,000,000 … Brandon Graham, DE
$  7,600,000 … Mychal Kendricks, LB
$  7,600,000 … Nick Foles, QB
$  7,275,365 … Carson Wentz, QB
$  7,200,000 … Jason Kelce, C
$  5,650,000 … Michael Bennett, DE
$  5,000,000 … Tim Jernigan, DT
$  4,982,206 … Lane Johnson, OT
$  4,937,500 … Zach Ertz, TE
$  4,000,000 … Mike Wallace, WR
$  3,975,000 … Alshon Jeffery, WR
$  3,208,333 … Stefen Wisniewski, OL
$  3,100,000 … Chris Long, DE
$  2,983,709 … Nelson Agholor, WR
$  2,920,679 … Derek Barnett, DE
$  2,725,000 … Haloti Ngata, DT
$  2,070,183 … Jordan Hicks, LB
$  2,031,250 … Chance Warmack, OL
$  2,000,000 … Chris Maragos, S
$  2,000,000 … Nigel Bradham, LB
$  1,907,000 … Jay Ajayi, RB
$  1,600,000 … Corey Nelson, LB
$  1,395,470 … Sidney Jones, CB
$  1,058,139 … Ronald Darby, CB
$     955,000 … Steven Means, DE
$     854,966 … Isaac Seumalo, OL
$     756,572 … Rasul Douglas, CB
$     725,000 … Taylor Hart, OT
$     713,917 … Mack Hollins, WR
$     691,145 … Wendell Smallwood, RB
$     686,281 … Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OL
$     670,000 … Daryl Worley, CB
$     649,214 … Jalen Mills, CB
$     640,000 … Bryce Treggs, WR
$     632,668 … Destiny Vaeao, DT
$     630,000 … Marquess Wilson, WR
$     630,000 … Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB
$     630,000 … Rick Lovato, LS
$     630,000 … Nate Sudfeld, QB
$     623,972 … Donnel Pumphrey, RB
$     619,312 … Shelton Gibson, WR
$     586,803 … Elijah Qualls, DT
$     570,034 … Joe Walker, LB
$     558,333 … Corey Clement, RB
$     555,000 … De’Vante Bausby, CB
$     555,000 … Jake Elliott, PK
$     555,000 … Nate Gerry, LB
$     555,000 … Joshua Perkins, TE
$     490,000 … Billy Brown, TE
$     487,500 … Cameron Johnston, P
$     485,000 … Dominque Williams, WR
$     483,750 … Aziz Shittu, DT
$     483,750 … Greg Ward, WR
$     481,250 … Adam Zaruba, TE
$     480,666 … Randall Goforth, CB
$     480,000 … Elie Bouka, CB
$     480,000 … Winston Craig, DT
$     480,000 … Rashard Davis, WR
$     480,000 … Darrell Green, G
$     480,000 … D.J. Killings, CB
$     480,000 … Tre Sullivan, S
$     480,000 … Jon Toth, C

 

Dead money
$  6,000,000 … Vinny Curry
$  1,000,000 … Brent Celek 
$     250,000 … Ron Brooks
$     250,000 … Donnie Jones
$     175,000 … Jon Dorenbos
$     151,461 … Nate Gerry
$       35,684 … Alex McCalister 
$       25,000 … Justin Hamilton
$       25,000 … Dallas Thomas
$         9,375 … Dexter McDougle 
$         8,750 … Mitchell White
$         6,667 … Bill Brown
$         5,000 … Tre Sullivan
$         3,334 … Craig Winston
$         3,334 … Dillon Gordon
$         3,334 … Cameron Johnston
$         3,334 … Tyler Orlosky
$         3,334 … Greg Ward
$         3,334 … Jomal Wiltz
$         1,334 … Victor Salako