NFL salary cap for 2018 set; Lions' Ansah tag at $17M
The NFL salary cap is rising another $10 million for the 2018 season, jumping from $167 million last year to $177.2 million.
This marks the seventh consecutive season the cap has increased and fifth straight year it has gone up at least $10 million. Since the league implemented its current collective bargaining agreement in 2011, the salary cap has jumped 47.7 percent.
In addition to the $177.2 million, the Detroit Lions will carryover an additional $4.15 million in unused cap space from the previous year.
With the release of the cap increase, franchise tag amounts have also been calculated. The Lions announced last week the team will use the tag on defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The one-year deal will cost the Lions $17.14 million, slightly less than originally expected.