Due to cap number displacement, Jerry's signing only cost the Giants $65,000 in cap space. His contract displaced the 51st ranked cap number on the Giants, which was $570,000. That difference of $65,000 is what was subtracted from the Giants' available cap space.
Rumor is that the Giants will be adding CB Zack Bowman soon too. We'll wait and see what that deal will be for, and then add that on to this list as well. For now though, here are the numbers (courtesy of OverTheCap.com's Giants Team Salary Cap Page). I've added my own twist to this, with the cash earnings for 2014, as can be seen in the last column on the right below. The second to last column on the right is for player cap numbers:
Top 51 Cap Numbers for players on the Giants as of now:
Cap Numbers for players 52-70 on the Giants as of now:
The players in the Top 51 count towards the salary cap, whereas those ranked 52 through 70 do not. This is due to the Top 51 Salary Cap accounting rule being in effect during the off-season from the first day of the league year on March 11th (starting at 4 pm EST), up until the day before the regular season opener during the first week of September (ending at 4 pm EST)---totaling roughly 5 months and 3 weeks. Once the top 51 Salary Cap accounting rule ends, other factors will be taken into account. They are as follows:
- All 53 players on the opening day 53-man roster, instead of just the Top 51.
- All 8 Practice Squad players.
- All players who have received Injury Settlements during training camp, as inevitably happens each and every year.
- All players who are on Injured Reserve, be it season ending IR or temporary IR.
- All players on the PUP List.
Now, what do the numbers listed above actually mean with respect to the Giants' remaining salary cap room? I'll explain that in my next post. Keep in mind that only the Top 51 numbers will factor into calculating the Giants' available amount of cap space due to the Top 51 Rule being in effect. I'll also factor in Dead Money too ($2,778,141 as of now for the Giants) which I will list below here first: