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What the 49ers need to spend the next two years to meet 89 percent minimum spending requirement

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The San Francisco are well ahead of pace to surpass the NFL's CBA-mandated minimum spending requirement. We take a look at what they need to spend moving forward.

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Earlier this week, we took a look at the news that the San Francisco 49ers are well ahead of the NFL's 89 percent minimum spending requirement. The numbers are still estimations, but the NFLPA has the 49ers at approximately 104 percent cash spent over the first two years of the four-year period.

A day later, former Washington cap analyst Jimmy Halsell had some updated information. Halsell was able to take a look what teams still had to do to meet the 89 percent requirement by the end of the 2016 league year. The collective bargaining agreement includes two four-year periods (2013-2016, 2017-2020). In each period teams must surpass 89 percent cash spending on the cap. I explained cash spending vs. cap spending last year.

The first table indicates the 49ers need to spend $223,982,310 over the next two seasons to be compliant with the 89 percent rule. The second table indicates the team has committed all but $7,283,654 of that money. As I understand it (I'm still waiting to hear back from Halsell for clarification), that means the 49ers have contracts for 2015 and 2016 totaling an estimated $216,698,656. I believe that includes both guaranteed and non-guaranteed money. Halsell would have added up all the base salaries and various roster, option and workout bonuses due the next two years. The 49ers could very well decide to release some of these players, or re-negotiate contracts, but as of now, that is what the team would spend if every contract played out the next two years.