JoeSixPack has been mentioning that, while the league has a salary CAP, it doesn't have a salary floor. And this got me to thinking that it really does have a floor. That floor would be the following: 53 players x the league minimum for rookies = $ 12,455,000 That is the absolute minimum an organization must spend to put 53 man team on the field. Now, I know that this isn't really what Joe was referring to, but I am pretty sure that the league, as well as the player's union, would be all over the ownership of a team that tried to do this. I think that there is an unwritten understanding that teams use at least 80% of their cap. Can I prove this? Nope. However, I do agree with Joe that the league CBA needs to state a minimum % of the cap that each team needs to use every year.