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49ers carry over $12 million in 2015 salary cap space

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The NFL and NFLPA will likely announce the 2016 salary cap later next week, but in the meantime, the NFLPA announced carry-over from 2015. The San Francisco 49ers will carry over $12, 206,686 in 2015 space. They have the fifth most carry-over space. The Jacksonville Jaguars lead the way with $32,774,928. They are followed by the Tennessee Titans ($20,783,801), Cleveland Browns ($20,734,144), and Oakland Raiders ($13,373,617).

Teams are allowed to roll over their previous year's cap space, thus giving them more space in the new season. It is interesting to note that the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints are not rolling over their entire cap space. The Rams head of football operations, Kevin Demoff, explained last year why the Rams did not roll over their entire 2014 cap space. It is related to earned incentives that still need to be accounted for in the cap.

The 49ers were looking at upwards of $60 million in cap space, but that number will be a little bit less due to some recent transactions. The 49ers signed Garrett Celek and Quinton Dial to long-term deals, with both inked through the 2019 season. We are still waiting on base salary and roster/workout bonus details before we can finalize the cap figures.