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Chiefs Have About $6 Million In Rookie Pool

Even though there's not a salary cap in 2010, the NFL's rookie pool continues.  The rookie pool is the maximum amount of cap space a team can spend on its rookies. This is part of the reason you'll see JaMarcus Russell get paid $3.2 million in year one and $19.9 million in year two.

This year the Chiefs have about $6 million, according to ESPN's Len Pasquarelli who obtained the full list.

No. 1 on the list is the Rams with nearly $7.6 million in the rookie pool. Two years ago the Chiefs led all teams with $8.2 million in the rookie pool. That year Tyson Jackson counted just $2.86 million against the cap -- according to USA Today's salary database -- so the big contracts don't necessarily mean a big cap number in year one.

This includes all draft choices as well as any undrafted free agents that make the team.

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