we knew the NFL's salary cap was going to go up. With all the revenue the league keeps bringing in, the cap keeps going up. For the 2016 season, the cap has reportedly been set at $155.27 million, an increase of nearly $12 million over last season's cap.
That means a bump in big contracts, as teams must hit a spending floor as well as not going above the cap.
Arizona has some key free agents and would like to upgrade a few positions once free agency starts next week.
The team has reportedly begun contract talks with running back Chris Johnson, safety Tony Jefferson and quarterback Drew Stanton. Johnson and Stanton are unrestricted free agents, while Jefferson will be a restricted free agent if the Cardinals choose to offer him a qualifying tender.
Pass rusher, cornerback and a veteran offensive lineman will likely be positions of importance once the new league year begins.