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Breaking down the Cardinals' salary cap: Defensive ends

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Teams have less than a month to get their top 51 salaries under the 2015 salary cap, which has yet to be determined, by March 10, when the new league year begins.

The Arizona Cardinals top 51 salaries are currently worth $148.9 million, with four players --Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, Calais Campbell and Carson Palmer -- eating up 45.4 percent of that sum.

Over the next 11 days, the Cardinals’ salary-cap situation will be broken down here by position.

Calais Campbell

Cap hit: $14.75 million

Final season under contract: 2016

Cash value: $9.25 million

Notes: None of Cambpell’s salary is guaranteed and the Cardinals would save $9.25 million on their cap if he’s released as a June 1 designation but would be levied with $11 million in dead money.

Kareem Martin

Cap hit: $669,890

Final season under contract: 2017

Cash value: $528,000

Notes: The Cardinals would save $528,000 if Martin is released as a June 1 designation.

Josh Mauro

Cap hit: $510,000

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $510,000

Notes: Mauro earned $172,941 last season.