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NFL Salary Cap raises to $130M.

Keep ALL the free agents!!
This is how I look at it. If the cap is between $132M-$135M, we will have between $12.537M and $15.537M to start with, not including anything we get from a Rogers cut or pay cut.

I look at it this way, we have several guys coming up that need contract extensions.

Boldin, Whitner, Brown, Dawson are all UFAs this year, Wilhoite is a EFA, with the chance as a RFA in 2015 if he isn't extended.

After 2014, we have Kap, Miller, Crabs, Iupati, Dorsey, Skuta, Culliver, Spillman all UFAs. I had us projected at $29M under for 2015, but that was with a $126.095M cap limit. Obviously that won't be the limit, it will be much higher. Probably in the $140M range, which would then give us an extra $13.905M in cap space. Enough to franchise Crabs if need be.

Rogers counts for just over $9M for 2015, he won't see that or anything close to that. But that should be offset by Aldon's 5th yr option. So at this point, if the cap is $140M in 2015, we have right now a projected $43.082M in cap room. Of course, we need to factor in probably $5M for 2014 rooks, Boldin, and whoever else is signed this offseason. Plus an extra $5M for 2015 picks, just to be safe. So at worst shave of $15M, that still leaves us at $28.082M under the cap. Now the players I listed as FAs after 2014, most should come back. Spillman is a ST ace. Skuta also, and a good backup LB'er. Dorsey has proven to be a good piece.

Miller and Cully should get extensions, possibly this offseason. Same for Kap. We could be looking at tag Crabs or Iupati. We could keep both, but then we may have issues in the future. Vernon, Willis, McDonald, and Boone all need new deals at some point, along with Staley. So while the future is bright, we still need to be cautious.
conspiracy to keep the seahawks intact
i have a large boner right now --- Thanks cap gods
Originally posted by crabman82:
conspiracy to keep the seahawks intact


Yep, It's not all good news for us. Seems incredible that the NFL is so willing to free up some cash now.

How the hell are teams like the Raiders supposed to fill there roster to 90% of the cap. Good players don't want to go there so they still have to pay for bad FA's. It's a bit weird really.
Originally posted by crabman82:
conspiracy to keep the seahawks intact
Yeah, only the Seahawks. Contrary to that, we had all the cap space in the world to sign Crabtree, Kaep, Aldon and Whitner for long-term...
Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by crabman82:
conspiracy to keep the seahawks intact
Yeah, only the Seahawks. Contrary to that, we had all the cap space in the world to sign Crabtree, Kaep, Aldon and Whitner for long-term...

i'm not worried about us. we've got about 47308278490213849012 threads on seattle losing players, i'm just pointing out this unexpected raise in the cap isnt all good.
Source: Cap will be $133 million per team
For 2014, each team will have $10 million more to spend than it had a year ago.

Per a league source, the salary cap will be $133 million in 2014. That's a significant jump from the spending limit of $123 million last year, especially in light of recent increases of only a million or two per year.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the official number will be announced most likely by Monday, and possibly as soon as tomorrow.

In response to recent reports that the cap will be $132 million, we were told it could be a few million higher. In the end, it's only a million more. Still, it's a big jump over the $126.3 million projection shared with owners during the 2013 season.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/27/source-cap-will-be-133-million-per-team/
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:02 PM ]
Ahh, beat me to it. Here's the NFL.com source. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000329753/article/salary-cap-expected-to-make-nearly-10m-jump-in-2014
NFL ‏@nfl 2m The NFL has notified clubs that the salary cap for 2014 will be $133 million, per @AlbertBreer: http://on.nfl.com/NdD9z5
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Franchise tags


Quarterback: $16.192 million
Defensive end: $13.116 million
Wide receiver: $12.312 million
Cornerback: $11.834 million
Offensive lineman: $11.654 million
Linebacker: $11.455 million
Defensive tackle: $9.654 million
Running back: $9.54 million
Safety: $8.433 million
Tight end: $7.035 million
Kicker/punter: $3.556 million

Transition tags


Quarterback: $14.666 million
Defensive end: $10.633 million
Cornerback: $10.081 million
Wide receiver: $10.176 million
Offensive lineman: $10.039 million
Linebacker: $9.754 million
Defensive tackle: $8.060 million
Running back: $8.033 million
Safety: $7.253 million
Tight end: $6.106 million
Kicker/punter: $3.205 million

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000330088/article/nfl-releases-2014-franchise-transition-tag-numbers
[ Edited by buck on Mar 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM ]
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Originally posted by AB81Rules:
This is how I look at it. If the cap is between $132M-$135M, we will have between $12.537M and $15.537M to start with, not including anything we get from a Rogers cut or pay cut.

I look at it this way, we have several guys coming up that need contract extensions.

Boldin, Whitner, Brown, Dawson are all UFAs this year, Wilhoite is a EFA, with the chance as a RFA in 2015 if he isn't extended.

After 2014, we have Kap, Miller, Crabs, Iupati, Dorsey, Skuta, Culliver, Spillman all UFAs. I had us projected at $29M under for 2015, but that was with a $126.095M cap limit. Obviously that won't be the limit, it will be much higher. Probably in the $140M range, which would then give us an extra $13.905M in cap space. Enough to franchise Crabs if need be.

Rogers counts for just over $9M for 2015, he won't see that or anything close to that. But that should be offset by Aldon's 5th yr option. So at this point, if the cap is $140M in 2015, we have right now a projected $43.082M in cap room. Of course, we need to factor in probably $5M for 2014 rooks, Boldin, and whoever else is signed this offseason. Plus an extra $5M for 2015 picks, just to be safe. So at worst shave of $15M, that still leaves us at $28.082M under the cap. Now the players I listed as FAs after 2014, most should come back. Spillman is a ST ace. Skuta also, and a good backup LB'er. Dorsey has proven to be a good piece.

Miller and Cully should get extensions, possibly this offseason. Same for Kap. We could be looking at tag Crabs or Iupati. We could keep both, but then we may have issues in the future. Vernon, Willis, McDonald, and Boone all need new deals at some point, along with Staley. So while the future is bright, we still need to be cautious.

Awesome info.