Updating the Buffalo Bills' salary cap

It’s been an eventful offseason for the Buffalo Bills. They have made several additions via trade and free agency in an effort to improve from last year’s 6-10 record.

Where does that leave Buffalo with the salary cap? Here is an updated look at the Bills’ financial standing compared to their AFC East rivals, according to NFLPA records:

  • Jets: $26,070,532 70

  • Dolphins: $16,465,752 62

  • Bills: $12,740,046 74

  • Patriots: $7,932,369 64

The Bills are third in the division in remaining cap room and already have 74 players under contract. Buffalo currently has the highest number of players under contract in the AFC East, and that doesn’t leave a lot of roster space to add players following next month’s draft.

There were recent reports that the Bills were interested in high-priced free agents such as wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Chris Johnson. But when you examine Buffalo's salary-cap situation, there is not a lot of cap space to add big-ticket items. Look for the Bills to continue to bargain hunt in free agency while keeping most of their focus on the upcoming 2014 NFL draft.