Chiefs Have Second Most Salary Cap Space In NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs have the second-most amount of salary cap space in the NFL, according to Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.

Florio's entire list can be found here. His calculation was made as such:

...based on the top 51 cap numbers for all players under contract. The calculation converts to entire 53-man roster plus all players on injured reserve and other reserve lists at the launch of the regular season.

The Chiefs have $26.6 million available under the salary cap, which only the Jaguars have topped at $28.7 million.

The number can be seen as a relative competitive advantage moving forward; the Chiefs have money to absorb in trades or free agency that, say, AFC West rival San Diego doesn't have at just $4.1 million under the cap. The Denver Broncos are $11.1 million under the cap, and the Oakland Raiders are $6 million under.

The Chiefs open their season Sunday at home against the Atlanta Falcons. The game kicks off at noon CT on Fox.

Read more on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Pride and SB Nation Kansas City. Head over to our NFL hub page for additional news and analysis around the league.

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