Where Cincinnati Bengals stand with salary cap

Cincinnati Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin speaks during the NFL Scouting Combine at the Indiana Convention Center.

This year’s NFL salary cap is set for $182.5 million. Over a $15 million decrease from last season due to the economic consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Many teams across the league are in unfortunate salary cap situations. As for the Cincinnati Bengals? They are in an advantageous position.

According to OverTheCap, the Bengals have $41.3 million in available salary cap space as free agency is set to commence at 4 p.m. ET on March 17 (legal tampering begins 12 p.m. ET on Monday). Enough money for the franchise to actively pursue top-tier free agents.

“This year, we have flexibility, which is a good position to be in. We’re trying to best manage that number and come out of this free agency and the draft with the most help we can possibly get for our team,” Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said.

Follow along: Bengals free-agent tracker

Possible targets: Free agents the Bengals could add

The Bengals were significant players in free agency last year, signing marquee free agents D.J. Reader, Trae Waynes and Vonn Bell. Many expect the Bengals to aggressively pursue top free agents for the second straight year. The club certainly has the funds to do so this year, despite the NFL’s first salary cap reduction since 2011 (the year of the NFL lockout).  

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