Reports: NFL salary cap jumps to $167M
Indianapolis — The NFL salary cap will be set at $167 million in 2017, an increase of nearly $12 million, according to multiple reports.
The cap continues to sharply rise under the current collective bargaining agreement. This will mark the fourth consecutive year the figure has gone up at least $10 million. In the past decade, the cap has exploded, growing more than 50 percent.
Cap space, particularly at this time of year, is fluid. The Detroit Lions currently have a little more than $135 million committed to contracts and dead money, but the team is also rolling over $4.7 million in unused cap space from the past year. That leaves the Lions with about $36 million to work with this offseason.