Thanks to the cap-saving post-June 1 designation, ten NFL teams will be picking up additional salary cap space heading in to the 2013 NFL season. The move allows teams that take advantage of the designation to spread salary cap hits over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. That means the teams that took advantage of the rule will have extra space under the cap today, but they will need to carry dead cap space in 2014.
Who are the ten teams that have received the salary cap relief? According to NFL.com, the ten teams are the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
This is great news for veteran free agents.
One name to watch out for now is offensive tackle Eric Winston, who could find a new home with the Cowboys if their interest was real. They didn’t have the cap space in the past to sign him to a deal, but now that will not be a problem.