Miami Dolphins salary cap 2014: Player by player look at the salary cap

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A chart of each players cap hit as well as ramifications for each player if cut or traded.

In the last couple of weeks I have noticed our usual annual chatter around the site as it applies to the roster, who we should cut, who we should sign and who of course we should draft. A lot of people will make suggestions to cut or trade a particular player without knowing the full ramifications as they apply to the salary cap. With that in mind I built this handy little chart as a reference. I have given every scenario short of if a player renegotiates or extends their current contract as those things are of course unpredictable.

To start out with the list of our own free agents-

Armon Binns, Nolan Carroll, Tyson Clabo, Chris Clemons, Pat Devlin, Jonathan Freeney, Brent Grimes, John Jerry, Marlon Moore, Richie Incognito, Dustin Keller, Bryant McKinnie, Chris Owens, Paul Soliai, Austin Spitler, RJ Stanford, Randy Starks, Danny Watkins, Will Yeatman

Some of those will obviously need to be resigned but others will be replaced. Like wise some players that are still under contract will be cut or possibly traded. Others who us fans or even the team might wish they could cut or trade will remain due to their cap number or the potential cap hit that the team would take by cutting them.

There is also the list of players that still count against the cap in the form of "dead money", meaning the player has been cut or traded but still has monies that will be counted in 2014 that have already been paid out, usually in the form of signing bonuses but can apply to guaranteed money in some cases.

The Dolphins list of players with dead money for 2014-

Kevin Burnett $1,250,00, Drew Butler $1,668, Karlos Dansby $2,325,000, Richard Marshall $1,166,668, Vaughn Martin $125,000, Kelcie McCray $3,334, Kheeston Randall $31,224

To give you a breakdown of the Dolphins as far as cap space for 2014-

Total for players under contract year 2014 $106,518,165

Total dead money for contract year 2014 $4,902,894

Total at present owed against 2014 cap $111,421,059

2014 Cap estimate $126,700,000 (up from $123,900,000 in 2013)

Remaining 2014 cap space $15,278,941

Roll over money from 2013 $17,802,920

Total cap money to spend in 2014 $33,081,861

Below is a chart with each players salary cap number followed by the cap hit if the player is cut, is cut following June 1st (or designated as a June 1st cut) or traded. The base salaries highlighted in green are fully guaranteed. Also to access the rest of the chart (sorry it's rather large but its a lot of information) use the nav bar at the bottom of the chart or you can click on the chart and use your left or right arrow keys to move the chart to see the rest if the hidden information.

Player/Position Base Salary Bonus Prorated Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Number Cut Dead $ Cut Cap +/- June 1 Cut Dead $ June 1 Cap +/- Trade Dead $ Trade Cap +/-
Aaitui, Isaako/DT $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00
Arkin, David/ G $710,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15,000.00 $725,000.00 $0.00 $725,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $725,000.00
Brenner, Sam/ C $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $495,000.00
Brown, Jalil/ CB $645,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $645,000.00 $0.00 $645,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $645,000.00
Clay, Charles/TE $1,389,000.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,417,000.00 $28,000.00 $1,389,000.00 N/A N/A $28,000.00 $1,389,000.00
Davis, Will/CB $500,000.00 $130,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $630,300.00 $390,900.00 $239,400.00 $130,300.00 $500,000.00 $390,900.00 $239,400.00
Denney, John/LS $865,087.00 $100,000.00 $0.00 $10,000.00 $975,087.00 $300,000.00 $675,087.00 $100,000.00 $875,087.00 $300,000.00 $675,087.00
Egnew, Michael/TE $585,000.00 $147,239.00 $0.00 $10,000.00 $742,239.00 $294,478.00 $447,761.00 $147,239.00 $595,000.00 $294,478.00 $447,761.00
Ellerbe, Dannell/LB $6,000,000.00 $1,400,000.00 $0.00 $25,000.00 $7,425,000.00 $11,600,000.00 ($4,175,000.00) $7,400,000.00 $25,000.00 $5,600,000.00 $1,825,000.00
Fields, Brandon/P $3,041,116.00 $395,000.00 $0.00 $150,000.00 $3,586,116.00 $1,185,000.00 $2,401,116.00 $395,000.00 $3,191,116.00 $1,185,000.00 $2,401,116.00
Francis, A.J./DT $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $495,000.00
Garner, Nate/G $1,600,000.00 $166,666.00 $0.00 $25,000.00 $1,791,666.00 $333,334.00 $1,458,332.00 $166,666.00 $1,625,000.00 $333,334.00 $1,458,332.00
Gibson, Brandon/WR $2,700,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $0.00 $35,000.00 $3,735,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $1,735,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $2,735,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $1,735,000.00
Gillislee, Mike/RB $495,000.00 $40,700.00 $0.00 $0.00 $535,700.00 $122,100.00 $413,600.00 $40,700.00 $495,000.00 $122,100.00 $413,600.00
Hartline, Brian/WR $4,785,000.00 $1,400,000.00 $0.00 $25,000.00 $6,210,000.00 $10,385,000.00 ($4,175,000.00) $6,185,000.00 $25,000.00 $5,600,000.00 $610,000.00
Jenkins, Jelani/LB $495,000.00 $118,172.00 $0.00 $0.00 $613,172.00 $354,516.00 $258,656.00 $118,172.00 $495,000.00 $354,516.00 $258,656.00
Jones, Don/S $495,000.00 $11,474.00 $0.00 $0.00 $506,474.00 $34,422.00 $472,052.00 $11,474.00 $495,000.00 $34,422.00 $472,052.00
Jones, Reshad/S $2,610,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,610,000.00 $13,370,000.00 ($9,760,000.00) $3,610,000.00 $0.00 $4,000,000.00 ($390,000.00)
Jordan, Dion/DE $495,000.00 $3,335,418.00 $845,104.00 $0.00 $4,675,522.00 $16,831,880.00 ($12,156,358.00) $3,830,418.00 $845,104.00 $10,006,254.00 ($5,330,732.00)
Kovacs, Jordan/S $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $495,000.00
Marshall, Cameron/RB $420,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00
Martin, Jonathan/RT $824,933.00 $479,867.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,304,800.00 $959,734.00 $345,066.00 $479,867.00 $824,933.00 $959,734.00 $345,066.00
Matthews, Rishard/WR $570,000.00 $13,403.00 $0.00 $0.00 $583,403.00 $26,806.00 $556,597.00 $13,403.00 $570,000.00 $26,806.00 $556,597.00
Miller, Kyle/TE $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00
Miller, Lamar/RB $570,000.00 $121,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $691,500.00 $243,000.00 $448,500.00 $121,500.00 $570,000.00 $243,000.00 $448,500.00
Misi, Koa/LB $1,725,000.00 $578,000.00 $0.00 $25,000.00 $2,328,000.00 $2,312,000.00 $16,000.00 $578,000.00 $1,750,000.00 $2,312,000.00 $16,000.00
Moore, Matt/QB $4,000,000.00 $1,500,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,500,000.00 $1,500,000.00 $4,000,000.00 N/A N/A $1,500,000.00 $4,000,000.00
Odrick, Jared/DE $1,540,000.00 $1,139,873.00 $0.00 $100,000.00 $2,779,873.00 $1,139,873.00 $1,640,000.00 N/A N/A $1,139,873.00 $1,640,000.00
Ogbuehi, Emmanuel/TE $420,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00
Patterson, Dimitri/CB $5,300,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $100,000.00 $5,400,000.00 $0.00 $5,400,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $5,400,000.00
Pouncey, Mike/C $1,637,685.00 $1,308,582.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,946,267.00 $2,946,267.00 $0.00 N/A N/A $1,308,582.00 $1,637,685.00
Shelby, Derrick/DE $570,000.00 $3,334.00 $0.00 $0.00 $573,334.00 $3,334.00 $570,000.00 N/A N/A $3,334.00 $570,000.00
Sims, Dion/TE $495,000.00 $116,888.00 $0.00 $0.00 $611,888.00 $350,664.00 $261,224.00 $116,888.00 $495,000.00 $350,664.00 $261,224.00
Spadola, Ryan/WR $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00
Sturgis, Caleb/K $495,000.00 $36,140.00 $0.00 $0.00 $531,140.00 $108,420.00 $422,720.00 $36,140.00 $495,000.00 $108,420.00 $422,720.00
Tannehill, Ryan/QB $570,000.00 $1,971,682.00 $971,682.00 $0.00 $3,455,046.00 $7,528,453.00 ($4,073,407.00) $2,483,364.00 $972,682.00 $3,826,728.00 ($371,682.00)
Taylor, Jamar/CB $549,825.00 $254,300.00 $20,000.00 $0.00 $824,125.00 $1,312,725.00 ($488,600.00) $804,125.00 $20,000.00 $762,900.00 $61,225.00
Thigpen, Marcus/RB $570,000.00 $2,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $572,500.00 $2,500.00 $570,000.00 N/A N/A $2,500.00 $570,000.00
Thomas, Dallas/G $520,000.00 $151,594.00 $0.00 $0.00 $671,594.00 $454,782.00 $216,812.00 $151,594.00 $520,000.00 $454,782.00 $216,812.00
Thomas, Daniel/RB $816,321.00 $816,321.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,029,756.00 $213,435.00 $816,321.00 N/A N/A $213,435.00 $816,321.00
Thomas, Michael/S $495,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 $0.00 $495,000.00 N/A N/A $0.00 $495,000.00
Trusnik, Jason/LB $855,000.00 $166,668.00 $0.00 $50,000.00 $1,071,668.00 $166,668.00 $905,000.00 N/A N/A $166,668.00 $905,000.00
Vernon, Olivier/DE $590,000.00 $159,520.00 $0.00 $10,000.00 $795,520.00 $319,040.00 $440,480.00 $159,520.00 $600,000.00 $319,040.00 $440,480.00
Wake, Cameron/DE $5,820,000.00 $1,400,000.00 $0.00 $65,000.00 $7,285,000.00 $10,020,000.00 ($2,735,000.00) $7,220,000.00 $65,000.00 $4,200,000.00 $3,085,000.00
Wallace, Mike/WR $15,000,000.00 $2,200,000.00 $0.00 $50,000.00 $17,250,000.00 $23,800,000.00 ($6,550,000.00) $17,200,000.00 $50,000.00 $8,800,000.00 $8,450,000.00
Weaver, Jason/T $420,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00 $0.00 $420,000.00
Wheeler, Philip/LB $5,000,000.00 $1,400,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,400,000.00 $10,600,000.00 ($4,200,000.00) $6,400,000.00 $0.00 $5,600,000.00 $800,000.00
Wilson, Jimmy/CB $1,389,000.00 $11,475.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,400,475.00 $11,475.00 $1,389,000.00 N/A N/A $11,475.00 $1,389,000.00

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