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Old 02-20-2014, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default NFL Salary Cap to Rise 5% to 130 Million

NFL will reportedly raise salary cap from $123 million to $130 million in 2014

By Anwar S. Richardson
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The New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys received encouraging news on Thursday.

According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, the NFL will raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about five percent from $123 million last year.


The increase helps New Orleans, which was reportedly $2.6 million under the cap. New Orleans plans to retain tight end Jimmy Graham, but the standout wants to be paid like a receiver. If Graham is franchised as a tight end, he would earn $6.8 million next season, but a receiver would earn around $11.6 million. The extra money will help New Orleans during the offseason.

In addition, Dallas was projected to be $20 million to $25 million over the salary cap. The Cowboys may be forced to release DeMarcus Ware, who will have a salary cap figure over $16 million in 2014. The increase may not help Dallas retain Ware, but it will help the front office decide his fate sooner than later.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...5355--nfl.html

-- We may be able to keep some guys after all.
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Default NFL Salary Cap Going Up 5% - More Than Expected

The NFL will raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last season, league sources said Thursday.

The $130 million figure is higher than teams were expecting and is welcome news for many, especially the cash-strapped Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10...ap-130-million

I suppose this is good news/bad news - it gives the Steelers a little more flexibility with regard to vets who are going to be asked to take a salary reduction to stay

OTOH it allows other teams to have more $$$ to overpay for FAs such as Worilds the Steelers want to retain
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Good news for us, though it could be considered a double edged sword considering the rest of the league will also have more money to throw at our players such as Worilds.

And Jimmy Graham is NOT a TE. I can't imagine him putting his hand on the ground more than 10% of the time. I know that's am arbitrary number to say he's not a TE, but still, the guy rarely if ever does any in-line blocking.
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Good news for us, though it could be considered a double edged sword considering the rest of the league will also have more money to throw at our players such as Worilds.

And Jimmy Graham is NOT a TE. I can't imagine him putting his hand on the ground more than 10% of the time. I know that's am arbitrary number to say he's not a TE, but still, the guy rarely if ever does any in-line blocking.
He's going to be tagged that way. It sucks for Jimmy, but it's great for the Saints.
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He's going to be tagged that way. It sucks for Jimmy, but it's great for the Saints.
They were saying something on the NFLN the night before last that if he played WR for the majority of his snaps, he would have to be tagged as such, and that from their estimations, he played at WR for right around 52% of the snaps, if I'm recalling right.
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I think the NFL should get rid of the salary cap. The TV contracts being spread out evenly makes all team competitive. I do not like not having the chance at building a dynasty in football. Nothing is worse than hearing how you know 2 years earlier that you wont have guys on your team that help you win.
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I think the NFL should get rid of the salary cap. The TV contracts being spread out evenly makes all team competitive. I do not like not having the chance at building a dynasty in football. Nothing is worse than hearing how you know 2 years earlier that you wont have guys on your team that help you win.
Disagree. Salary caps make teams competitive. Can you imagine if the NFL turned into the MLB?
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I think the NFL should get rid of the salary cap. The TV contracts being spread out evenly makes all team competitive. I do not like not having the chance at building a dynasty in football. Nothing is worse than hearing how you know 2 years earlier that you wont have guys on your team that help you win.
Yep - retaining your free agents has worked out so well in baseball for small market teams

NFL TV $$$ do not result in a level playing field - Cowboys franchise is worth $2.3 billion and had operating income of $250 million in 2013 - Steelers franchise is worth $1.1 billion and had operating income of $28.3 million

http://www.forbes.com/nfl-valuations...on:asc_search:

Take a guess where the free agents go without a salary cap
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quick let's extend woodley's contract by 5 years and give him an additional 10M per year
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Disagree. Salary caps make teams competitive. Can you imagine if the NFL turned into the MLB?
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9 different teams in 14 seasons. No back to back titles. Baseball's "competitive advantage" is a fallacy. As a matter of fact, since the Yankees started buying players, they havent been as successful as they were in the late 90s. And Boston sold off all their high priced guys to the Dodgers two years ago and they won the title this year.

I am a big supporter of the free market. I also do not like not having the chance at building a long sustaining dynasty when you have that once in a lifetime chance.
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