NFL raises salary cap 12 million


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NEW YORK -- NFL teams will have nearly $12 million more under the salary cap this season, the final year with one in place unless the league and its players' union can reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

The cap was due to increase $7 million to $123 million this season, but additional adjustments stipulated in the current CBA will increase the total amount that teams can spend on player compensation to about $128 million. The $12 million increase is the largest in three years.

The league informed teams Wednesday that a "cash-adjustment mechanism" from final accounting figures in May will give clubs $947,000 of additional salary cap room, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Friday.

About $4 million in cap room had already been added earlier this year. The adjustments were triggered after spending on players fell below 59.5 percent of the league's total revenue in 2008.
Players just need to learn that money isn't everything and we wouldn't need to increase the salary cap 12 million every year.


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Hard to blame the players if the owners are going to give them the money. The only problem is that if you dont give the money then your rival might. It's a tough call.
On the bright side more money to the players means more motivation for them to stay on the team.


Future is Fused 3036A.D.
This is a good sign towards reaching an agreement. I have no desire to see an uncapped year as teams with crazy owners like the Redskins will surely take advantage. The salary cap is what help teams like the Cardinals and vikings who are in a smaller markets compete with the larger market teams.