Philadelphia Eagles projected to have least amount of cap space in 2019

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We all knew the Philadelphia Eagles would have cap issues in 2019, but even with a new cap number, they may have the least amount of money to spend next season.

Every team in the NFL must be feeling like they have some new spending power as the holiday season approaches. It’s not for the reasons that you may think though, and, unfortunately, word of a new allowance may not do much for a struggling Philadelphia Eagles team.

According to Brian McCarthy of NFL public relations, the new cap number for the 2019 NFL season will be set somewhere between $187 and $191.1 million. If only those of us in the regular world had that type of cash set aside for knocking a few bills out.

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Here’s the thing though. Think of things this way. Over the last few seasons, Philly went out spending money on a few contracts with a few credit cards, and now, the bill for all of those free agents and contract extensions is sitting in the mailbox.

Not only are ‘The Birds’ plagued with some cap issues, a fact that we already knew, when the 2018 season ends, they may be sitting above the salary cap already.

If not, they’ll definitely be there by the time the 2019 season rolls around. That means they may have to do some rearranging just to get themselves beneath what’s allotted for them to spend (even if they didn’t sign anyone else).

Then, there’s another issue. We haven’t even brought up the fact that guys like Jay Ajayi, Ronald Darby, Brandon Graham, Golden Tate, and Jordan Hicks are at the ends of their current deals and there will still need to be some money that’s freed up so Philly can sign their draft picks.

We’ll have to wait and see how this thing goes.