By this point in the offseason, most of the heavy lifting has been completed from a roster standpoint for NFL teams. There aren't any major free agents left on the open market, and many draft picks have already been signed. There will still be quite a few moves in the coming months as rosters are fine-tuned, but most NFL teams are now at 90 players as they get ready to begin OTAs.
With this in mind, now is a good time to take a look at where the NFL stands from a salary cap standpoint. In the case of the Detroit Lions, for example, they officially have around $4.1 million in cap space, according to the NFLPA. However, it's important to note that the contracts for Ameer Abdullah and the various free agents they signed last week have not been officially filed just yet, and they have not yet signed first-round pick Laken Tomlinson, so in reality that number is actually a bit lower.
In any case, based on the official numbers from the NFLPA, the Lions are currently 30th in the NFL when it comes to cap space:
UPDATE: Those aforementioned unfiled contracts have now been filed, leaving the Lions with $3.57 million in cap space. Interestingly enough, factoring in moves other teams made, the Lions are now up to 29th in cap space.
|4||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||$20,395,499|
|8||Green Bay Packers||$16,124,834|
|9||San Diego Chargers||$14,623,372|
|12||New England Patriots||$10,840,046|
|15||New York Jets||$9,529,715|
|16||St. Louis Rams||$9,270,231|
|25||New York Giants||$7,073,492|
|28||San Francisco 49ers||$4,673,141|
|31||Kansas City Chiefs||$1,778,529|
|32||New Orleans Saints||-$1,453,617|