Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (2024)

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (1)

Glenn Erby

June 8, 2024 12:18 pm ET

It wasn’t the official start of summer in the NFL, but June 1 was a massive date around the league, and that date played a crucial role in several players moving on or teams taking a risk on a considerable trade.

In NFL terminology, June 1 is the final day that teams see all future prorated money accelerate as “dead money” if a player has been released. Teams like the Eagles and others around the NFL gained salary cap space, as any player designated for a post-June one release earlier this year moves from the active roster to the dead money side of the books.

What, exactly, is a dead money charge?

A dead money charge is a charge on an NFL team’s salary cap for a player no longer on the roster. It represents any remaining signing bonus proration that was not accounted for before the player’s release or trade. It is not a cash payment but rather a cap charge resulting from the rule that allows teams to prorate a signing bonus evenly over as many as five years. If a player is released before the end of those five years, all remaining signing bonus proration accelerates onto the team’s salary cap for the current year.

With mandatory minicamps underway, we’re ranking all 32 NFL teams by dead money cap space via Over The Cap.

1

Denver Broncos

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (2)

Dec 31, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton looks on in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

$67,605,124

2

Buffalo Bills

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Oct 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

$61,171,494

3

Minnesota Vikings

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Jan 1, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

$57,380,208

4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Dec 25, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

$56,494,080

5

Los Angeles Chargers

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Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Detailed view of the helmet of Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko (96) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a wild card playoff game at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

$54,042,167

6

New York Jets

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Oct 16, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

$52,265,139

7

Philadelphia Eagles

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 10: A Philadelphia Eagles helmet is pictured during the football game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

$50,777,435

8

Green Bay Packers

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Nov 27, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Green Bay Packers helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

$49,289,649

9

Carolina Panthers

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (10)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 17: A detailed photo of a Carolina Panthers helmet during their game against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

$46,053,500

10

New Orleans Saints

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Mar 11, 2023; Metairie, LA, USA; Detailed view of New Orleans Saints helmet at Ochsner Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

$41,428,902

11

Tennessee Titans

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Dec 4, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tennessee Titans helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

$39,650,588

12

Seattle Seahawks

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (13)

Dec 24, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general veiw of a Seattle Seahawks helmet prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

$36,041,104

13

Miami Dolphins

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Aug 17, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, US; A general view of a Miami Dolphins helmet on the field during practice at Baptist Health Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

$29,778,856

14

Las Vegas Raiders

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Nov 20, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Detailed view of a Las Vegas Raiders helmet before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

$29,254,660

15

Washington Commanders

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (16)

Jan 1, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders helmet on the field before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

$28,960,886

16

Detroit Lions

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Jan 8, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; A Detroit Lions helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

$25,236,507

17

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (18)

Dec 4, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; A Jacksonville Jaguars football helmet sits on a crate on the sidelines during the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

$24,504,594

18

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Dec 4, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; The helmet of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field during warm up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

$24,381,069

19

Houston Texans

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (20)

Feb 2, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; A detail shot of a Houston Texans helmet prior to a press conference introducing Demeco Ryans as head coach at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

$23,787,319

20

Arizona Cardinals

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (21)

Oct 20, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of the helmet of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) against the New Orleans Saints at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

$21,671,867

21

New England Patriots

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (22)

Nov 24, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; A New England Patriots helmet sits idle before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

$21,501,792

22

Dallas Cowboys

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Jan 8, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys players’ helmets rest on the bench against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

$20,371,496

23

San Francisco 49ers

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (24)

Jan 29, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; A general view of San Francisco 49ers helmet on the bench before game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

$19,459,437

24

New York Giants

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (25)

Dec 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; A detailed view of a New York Giants helmet at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

$19,042,850

25

Baltimore Ravens

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (26)

Nov 7, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; General view of the Baltimore Ravens helmet during the warm ups before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

$16,666,030

26

Cleveland Browns

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (27)

Jan 1, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns players’ helmets rest on the bench prior to their game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

$15,780,918

27

Chicago Bears

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (28)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 25: A detail of the Chicago Bears helmet pregame at Soldier Field on September 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

$13,348,841

28

Indianapolis Colts

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (29)

Mar 3, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Indianapolis Colts helmet logo at midfield at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

$8,360,289

29

Cincinnati Bengals

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (30)

Jan 29, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A detail view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field against the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the AFC Championship game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

$6,396,383

30

Atlanta Falcons

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (31)

Dec 18, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; General view of a Atlanta Falcons helmet during warm ups against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

$6,148,308

31

Kansas City Chiefs

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (32)

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; A detail view of a Kansas City Chiefs helmet before Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

$5,906,251

32

Los Angeles Rams

Ranking the Eagles and 31 other NFL teams by dead money salary (33)

Nov 11, 2022; Munich, Germany; A large Los Angels Rams helmet at fan activation event at Odeonsplatz. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

$4,173,896

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