2012 cap number expected “very soon”

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On Tuesday, we pointed out that the salary cap number for 2012 could be lower than expected.  Our best guess, currently, is that it will be flat in comparison to 2011.

The strangest aspect of the situation is that, only five days away from the closing of the franchise tag window and only 13 days away from the date on which every team must comply with the new cap, the teams still don’t know what it will be.

One league source with knowledge of the situation says it likely will come “very soon.”

It needs to.  The far bigger surprise is that the teams don’t already have it.