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With $24 Million Remaining In Cap Space, How Will The Kansas City Chiefs Spend This Offseason?

An interesting subplot going into the offseason is the new rule that allows teams to be able to carry over their excess cap space from one year to the next. The Kansas City Chiefs dealt with major injuries last season as the loss of their All-Pro runningback (Jamaal Charles) and starting quarterback (Matt Cassel) derailed a season full of promise after making the playoffs a year prior. Now, with a new head coach and a defense that's looking like one of the league's best, will the Chiefs use their available cap room to make a major move?

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Chiefs have the 4th-biggest amount of cap space this offseason with just over $24 million available to spend. Kansas City has been seen as a darkhorse candidate to sign Peyton Manning if (when) he becomes available, and its safe to say that general manager Scott Pioli would have the money to spend to actually sign him, or any other marquee free agent.

Here is each team's remaining 2011 cap space, ranked from highest to lowest:

Jaguars: $31.66 million.

Broncos: $27.88 million.

Buccaneers: $25.05 million.

Chiefs: $24.01 million.

Seahawks: $21.27 million.

Bills: $19.29 million.

Bengals: $17.59 million.

Cowboys: $17.14 million.

49ers: $16.87 million.

Redskins: $13.6 million.

Eagles: $11.01 million.

Dolphins: $9.05 million.

Browns: $8.98 million.

Jets: $8.39 million.

Titans: $8.11 million.

Bears: $7.74 million.

Cardinals: $7.04 million.

Patriots: $6.66 million.

Ravens: $6.18 million.

Packers: $5.48 million.

Saints: $4.22 million.

Rams: $3.5 million.

Raiders: $3.23 million.

Panthers: $2.8 million.

Colts: $2.5 million.

Chargers: $2.1 million.

Vikings: $1.95 million.

Lions: $1.47 million.

Texans: $1.08 million.

Giants: $1.06 million.

Falcons: $747,000.

Steelers: $506,000.