Report: NFL salary cap will be near $130 million

Report: NFL salary cap will be near $130 million
February 20, 2014, 9:00 am
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The NFL salary cap will reach a new high in 2014, according to a report.

ESPN is reporting that the cap, which was $123 million in 2013, will shoot up to nearly $130 million, a five percent increase. If the cap does go up that high it would break the previous high of $128 million set in 2009.

The new cap number would be good news for NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith. He has been under fire since the cap has not exceeded that 2009 number since the NFLPA agreed to a new CBA to end the 2011 lockout. A $130 million cap will put that criticism in the rear view mirror.

It’s also good news for the Redskins. Previously, the official cap estimate was $126.5 million. The extra money will give the Redskins a little more breathing room as they try to fill needs on both sides of the ball.