Pellisano also reported that the NFL management council has been told the cap for 2019 will be $198.2 mil. That's at the low end of the range that was previously reported.Tom Pelissero
NFL players voted YES on the new collective bargaining agreement, per source.
The newly ratified CBA runs through 2030 and goes into effect immediately. Short term, that means one tag (franchise/transition) per team this year, plus higher minimum salaries, etc. Also, no “Final League Year” rules, which means teams have more flexibility to create cap space.
spotract is using that number now (adjusted salary cap minus 2019 rollover). I believe they were using a $200 mil cap previously:
The nfl.com story states, "The league estimates that as much as an additional $100 million will go to players immediately this season," presumably (?) as a result of changes to the salary scale. Frankly, I see a lot of vagueness in these stories about which year certain things will take affect. In any, case that's about a $3 mil per team bite into the cap.
These developments suggest a possible $5 mil reduction in available cap space than one might have thought yesterday. We'll just have to wait and see how this shakes out.
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