Player Cap cost Cap savings Dead money
Karlos Dansby $8.575M $3.925M $4.65M
Paul Soliai $7.875M $6.3M $1.575M
Richard Marshall $5.766M $5.35M $2.33M
Kevin Burnett $5.7M $3.2M $2.5M
Richie Incognito $5.38M $4.3M $1.08M
Dimitri Patterson $4.6M $4.6M $0
Davone Bess $3.43M $2.68M $750K
Dan Carpenter $3.012M $2.7M $312,500
Michael Egnew $652,239 $210,522 $441,717
Nolan Carroll $622,939 $575,000 $47,939
Remember that dead money is a cost that remains on the team's books after a player to which the team was invested is cut or traded. The Dolphins, for exampled, don't have Vontae Davis on the roster anymore. But he's still costing them $1.1 million in dead money on their salary cap.
If cutting or trading a player leaves a lot of dead money on the books, the move is less likely.
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