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May 04, 2017

Here's what the Eagles' rookie salary cap numbers will be

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One of the better changes that came out of the NFL's last Collective Bargaining Agreement was the pre-determined salary cap numbers of all rookie draft picks, which was designed to nearly eliminate rookie holdouts. It has succeeded.

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Before the draft even began, salary cap numbers were already in place for every draft slot, from pick No. 1 (which became Myles Garrett, to pick No. 253 (Chad Kelly). Here are the Eagles' rookie salary cap numbers for the next four years, using resources from

Player 2017 2018 2019 2020
Derek Barnett $2,336,543 $2,920,679 $3,504,815 $4,088,951
Sidney Jones $1,116,376 $1,395,470 $1,674,564 $1,953,658
Rasul Douglas $641,572 $731,572 $821,572 $911,572
Mack Hollins $623,917 $713,917 $803,572 $893,917
Donnel Pumphrey $607,246 $697,246 $787,246 $877,246
Shelton Gibson $529,312 $619,312 $709,312 $799,312
Nathan Gerry $515,487 $605,487 $695,487 $785,487
Elijah Qualls $496,803 $586,803 $676,803 $766,803

According to OverThe Cap, the Eagles currently have $1,632,833 in salary cap space, the lowest figure in the NFL. That does not factor in the players above. Obviously, Barnett alone would not fit under the cap right now. Roster cuts (cough, Ryan Mathews, cough) are a-comin'.

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