Adam Schefter reported on Thursday that the NFL salary cap will be a projected $130 million for the 2014 season. In 2013 it was $123 million and most expected this coming season to be relatively flat, perhaps increasing to $126 million.
The added revenue was likely the result of the league selling half their Thursday Night Football slate to CBS. It represents an additional $128 million in revenue for the league.
This addition gives the Arizona Cardinals, and all other teams, approximately $4 million more to use. Fox Sports Radio reporter and broadcaster Mike Jurecki shared some cap numbers regarding the Cards.
Now that the cap will be 130M, Cardinals projected space to $13.2 million, 18th in the NFL. via @spotrac.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 20, 2014
Cardinals rookie pool will likely be about 4.2M based on the sixth draft picks they currently have for the upcoming draft. @foxsports910— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 20, 2014
The added cap space, in addition to other potential money-saving moves like cutting guard Daryn Colledge or linebacker Jasper Brinkley, could give the Cardinals plenty of space to re-sign Karlos Dansby and also add a significant free agent tackle to improve the offensive line, or perhaps get Patrick Peterson signed to a contract extension.