Nov 15, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) celebrates after a sack during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Nissan Stadium. The Panthers won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
1. Tennessee Titans
-The Titans don’t have any big players on the books, and will have $22 million available to spend next year, and even more if they find a way to change around some contracts to tap into some of the $24 million that they have this year and the $79 million that they have in 2017.
That is before the possibility of them cutting Michael Griffin which would save the Titans over $6 million. I wouldn’t bring it up, but it has been a huge part of the local radio today and it has to be considered.
2. Cleveland Browns
-The Browns have $18 million to spend next year, but also have their starting wide receiver, center, safety, and tight end hitting free agency next year and that they need to keep those guys.
3. New Orleans Saints (maybe)
-The Saints actually have $-4 million next year and will have to cut some people, which is absolutely not ideal.
4. Miami Dolphins
-The Dolphins are another team with cap issues and will only have $3 million next year and will likely use that to try to get their second best pass rusher back.
5. Detroit Lions
-The Lions have $29 million in cap next year which is great, but the money they are spending isn’t on young, talented players. It is on players like the aging Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford combination, and there are holes all over the roster that have suffered.