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NFL projected to raise salary cap to $130 million

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10:13 AM ET 02.20 | 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. The NFL is projected to raise its 2014 salary cap to $130 million, which would be a 5 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.

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February 20, 2014  09:41 PM ET

great news...

February 20, 2014  09:49 PM ET

Consider it the cost of doing business raise.

February 20, 2014  10:30 PM ET

Cap gurus in Pittsburgh and Dallas are smiling.

February 20, 2014  10:31 PM ET

I still think that is the only pic ever taken of Goodell reaching into his own pocket^^^^

February 20, 2014  10:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I still think that is the only pic ever taken of Goodell reaching into his own pocket^^^^

LOL





Skol!!

February 20, 2014  10:41 PM ET

That still doesn't help the Dallas Cowboys who are still about $20 million over the cap even with this adjustment.

February 20, 2014  10:42 PM ET

If they can raise the cap space then I assume all these owners have the capital to pay their cheerleaders minimum wage ?

February 20, 2014  10:44 PM ET

Roger Goodell is a chunkier version of Conan O'Brien

February 20, 2014  11:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

LOL Skol!!

Hail!

February 20, 2014  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That still doesn't help the Dallas Cowboys who are still about $20 million over the cap even with this adjustment.

Every little bit helps. And Pitt is in worse condition than Dallas.

February 20, 2014  11:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Roger Goodell is a chunkier version of Conan O'Brien

<looks closely>

Yes!

February 20, 2014  11:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If they can raise the cap space then I assume all these owners have the capital to pay their cheerleaders minimum wage ?

They always did. I'm curious if the cheerleaders signed a binding contract. And if so, they're screwed.

February 21, 2014  06:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cap gurus in Pittsburgh and Dallas are smiling.

JJ just got a little tingle in his 'pocket'. lol

February 21, 2014  06:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That still doesn't help the Dallas Cowboys who are still about $20 million over the cap even with this adjustment.

That's the least of their problems. No amount of cap space is going to fix what ails them. Start with the crappy coaching staff and just go down the line.

February 21, 2014  07:09 AM ET

Makes you wonder what Pittsburgh, Dallas and St Louis have been doing...

If you're going to max out your cap you at least need to have a winning season.

February 21, 2014  07:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

If you're going to max out your cap you at least need to have a winning season.

and a lot of quality players. Dallas certainly DOES NOT!

February 21, 2014  07:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Makes you wonder what Pittsburgh, Dallas and St Louis have been doing...If you're going to max out your cap you at least need to have a winning season.

I thought St. Louis was going to make a move to become a contender a couple of years ago, but after they took one step forward they took 2 steps backward. With 2 first round picks in 2014 there is no more excuses for St. Louis to be the cellar dweller in the NFC West, they can't keep blaming their problems on Bradford, I think St. Louis takes a QB at #2.

February 21, 2014  07:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

and a lot of quality players. Dallas certainly DOES NOT!

Dallas is on a downhill slide. Pitt is on the verge. StL has no place to go but up. ( either in their division or draft board )

February 21, 2014  09:32 AM ET

How about a salary cap for the commissioner?

 
February 21, 2014  10:06 AM ET

"im so effen rich, i can buy your family!" i'm the real supreme leader!

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