So if Clayton at ESPN is right, our salary cap as of 4/29/05 = $9,850,000. The NFL has awarded the Cardinals a Rookie Poll of $4, 274,000.
That means we have $5,576,00 in available salary cap, after paying the draft class of 2005. Take away $1,500,000 for the "slush fund" in the event of needed player additions during the season due to injury, and that leaves us with $4,076,000
Add in about $1,800,000 for Shelton once he is "off the books" and we are likely looking at a total of $5,876,000 of salary cap room
My friends.......that is a huge amount going into the 2005 season and augers well for us in 2006.