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Jets set to begin free agency with $89.8 million in salary cap space; most in the league

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With free agency upon us, it is a good time to take stock of where the Jets stand against the salary cap.

The good people at Over The Cap keep track of such things. Their current count has the Jets with just under $90 million, most in the NFL.

The top five:

  1. Jets $89.8 million
  2. Browns $82.7 million
  3. Colts $72.1 million
  4. Buccaneers $71.1 million
  5. 49ers $70.0 million

The Browns had owned the most cap space, but they made a flourish of trades over the last few days that will eat up that room.

The Jets will likely bring their own available space down in a few days as they look to upgrade a roster largely barren in talent.

The exact approach is unclear. The official Jets website a few weeks back said the team would take a “long-term approach” while the general manager has been hinting that the team will be active.

One thing that is clear is we will have a number of new Jets joining the team in the next few days.