As we prepare for the start of free agency in a few weeks, teams have yet to learn the salary cap figure for the 2014-15 NFL season. It was believed that the salary cap would be around $126 million in 2014, but it looks like teams could be in for a pleasant surprise.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL is projected to raise its 2014 salary cap to $130 million which would be a five percent increase over last year’s $123 million.
For teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams this is excellent news. The teams have the least amount of money to spend this offseason, but the increase allows them to have some extra breathing room.
The Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins will have the most space under the cap.