Detroit Lions cap space updated following Okudah, Jones Jr. moves

The Detroit Lions recently made a couple of notable roster moves that in turn have impacted their current salary cap situation. Those moves, of course, are bringing back WR Marvin Jones Jr. on a 1-year deal, and trading CB Jeff Okudah to the Atlanta Falcons for a fifth-round pick. According to, the Detroit Lions' cap space increased by over $5 million since trading Okudah.

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Key Points

  • The Lions re-signed WR Marvin Jones Jr.
  • The Lions traded Jeff Okudah to the Falcons
  • Detroit's salary cap space has been adjusted and they have some cash to spend if they so choose to

Detroit Lions cap space updated following Okudah, Jones Jr. moves

According to Spotrac, the Lions' top 51 contracts now make up a total $200,219,756, which means they have $26,989,946 in cap space.

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  • Adjusted Salary Cap$227,209,702
  • Active Contracts:$199,733,219
  • Dead Cap:$15,736,537
  • 2022 Rollover:$2,223,156
  • Total (All):$215,469,756
  • Total (Top 51):$200,219,756
  • Est. Cap Space (All):$11,739,946
  • Est. Cap Space (Top 51):$26,989,946

Bottom Line: Lions are in good position in terms of the salary cap

By trading away Okudah, the Lions now have roughly $27 million remaining in cap space, which places them nearly equal with the Carolina Panthers for the second-most available cap space in the NFL. Only the Chicago Bears ($36,748,499) have more cap space than the Lions and Panthers. Now, it is important to remember that probably around $8 million or so of that $27 million will go to draft picks that will be part of the top 51 contracts, but that still would leave the Lions with roughly $19 million.

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