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Cap increase offers big bonus to FAs

Teams already reaping benefits of spike; loaded CB market positioned to cash in

Originally Published: February 28, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The projected $10 million salary-cap increase, which would raise the overall cap to $133 million, came as a surprise to general managers and agents, but it's a reflection of the increasing revenues of the NFL.

During the first two years of the collective bargaining agreement (2011-2012), NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith had to borrow money from future years to get the cap over $120 million. Last year's $123 million cap was the first under Smith in which the number was strictly based ...

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