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The Browns got busy this off-season with Desmond Bryant and Paul Kruger on reasonably large deals. They followed that up with a few more smaller signings, but it hasn’t come anywhere close to exhausting the space the Browns have available. According to Mike Florio and his cohorts at ProFootballTalk, the Cleveland Browns still have $28.7 million available in cap space.
That puts the Browns second in the entire NFL behind the Bengals. Here are the top five.
Bengals: $28.9 million.
Browns: $28.7 million.
Buccaneers: $28.8 million.
Jaguars: $26.6 million.
Eagles: $26.3 million.
I wouldn’t expect the Browns to finish the off-season anywhere near that obviously. The Browns will have to sign their draft picks and it is also reasonable to assume a current Brown like Alex Mack or T.J. Ward could see an extension that makes a meaningful impact on the salary cap for 2013. As we’ve continually pointed out this off-season, Joe Banner appears to be front-loading deals when he has cap available to do so.
[Related: Breaking down Paul Kruger’s and Desmond Bryant’s Browns contracts]
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