2012 cap expected to be $120.6 million

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It was getting lonely being the one of the only outlets writing anything about the whereabouts of the 2012 salary cap.  FOX’s Jay Glazer, who has been cranking out more scoops lately than a creamery worker on meth, says via Twitter that he’s hearing the number, when unveiled on Monday, will be $120.6 million per team.

That’s not much of an increase at all over the 2011 amount, $120.375 million.

At a time when the NFL continues to see increased popularity and revenue, an essentially flat cap seems odd, to say the least.

As we’ve been told, unexpected increases in benefits held the cap down.  Another factor is the return of the performance-based pay system, which sets aside $3.46 million per team that otherwise would boost the salary cap.  Some league insiders believe that this specific payment, which gives significant payment to players with low salaries but extensive playing time, was omitted in 2011 in order to keep the cap on the right side of $120 million.

31 responses to “2012 cap expected to be $120.6 million

  1. What a joke…………………….. Are you kidding me it took that long to figure that out…………

    Get real NFL your looking more like a bunch of clowns daily.

  2. Of course the cost of benefits are going up. You can thank the POTUS for healthcare costs rising. In any event, the players lost big in the CBA negotiations. This shouldn’t be all that surprising.

  3. Welcome to the “partnership” players.

    Expenses rise just like revenue. Of course next year when the new tv contracts kick in the cap will jump.

  4. If the previous cap was egregiously tilted toward the players (as some players admitted), then shouldn’t this be what we expected? The NFL economy is catching up with the “really high” cap number.

  5. kjm18 says: Mar 10, 2012 10:57 PM

    Of course the cost of benefits are going up. You can thank the POTUS for healthcare costs rising. In any event, the players lost big in the CBA negotiations. This shouldn’t be all that surprising.

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    I come here for sports not politics. About the only time I want to hear about politics together with sports is if it directly affects the game or (heaven forbid) the president is playing a round of golf or basketball for stress relief.

  6. Why don’t more of you guys identify your team in your names so we have a point of reference for your brilliance?

    I like the cap low, it encourages lots of player movement and we’ll see which FO is most competent…….

  7. The players did NOT lose in the CBA and the cap can’t get anywhere near 130-135 anytime soon (would create too large a divide between “the haves” and “have nots”). The NFL is one of those beasts that has to grow together, not everybody can pace 135m right now, i.e. Cleveland, Jacksonville, Buffalo. Percentage of players salaries versus total revenue has remained comparable over the last decade, it’s not like they’re getting stiffed. What we need to cry havoc let slip over is the disparity in revenue sharing, not an adequate hike in overall salary cap. Go Bears, see you on Bourbon street!!!

  8. Too Bad for the Raiders, Colts, Steelers, Cowboys, Saints and Giants all barley under the salary cap LOL

  9. NoPayneNoGain51 says:
    Mar 10, 2012 11:03 PM
    Performance-based pay system…like bounties?

     I was just thinking that same thing…go Eagles…all hail Buddy Ryan!
    As wrong as I think it is… it was funny as hell when he did it!

  10. “Of course the cost of benefits are going up. You can thank the POTUS for healthcare costs rising.”

    Since 2001, employer-sponsored health coverage for family premiums have increased by 113%. There has been a 18% increase since Obama took office. The largest single year jump since 2001 was 14% in 2002. Who do you blame for that one?

  11. Uhhh … already posted by Pride of Detroit over two hours ago ….

    “NFL Salary Cap Will Reportedly Be Around $120.6 Million

    by Sean Yuille on Mar 10, 2012 8:20 PM PST in NFL News”

  12. “Of course the cost of benefits are going up. You can thank the POTUS for healthcare costs rising.”

    Wow, thanks for injecting your typical ditto-head dummy assertions into a completely unrelated story. Health care costs have been rising in this country for decades, outpacing GDP by about 2.5 percentage points since 1960 – but this is somehow President Obama’s fault (he was born in 1961, shame he couldn’t have stopped this problem from his father’s loins). The reason some kind of health care reform was needed was that health care costs have been growing at an unsustainable rate (and BTW, Obama’s plan is basically the same as the Heritage Foundation’s from the 90’s).

    Sometimes I wish I lived in such an easily distorted fantasy land. But then I remember that I prefer to be intelligent.

  13. With a rookie salary cap in place you cant blame the players anymore for lack of loyalty to there fans or there teams, the real culprit of the fans are the greedy owners.

    Raise the the team caps to 135 mill you greedy Ba$tards !!

  14. Of course the cost of benefits are going up. You can thank the POTUS for healthcare costs rising. In any event, the players lost big in the CBA negotiations. This shouldn’t be all that surprising.

    What? You make a foolish comment like this here? What does the president have to do with this? Your hatred for the man is evident.

    You actually place the blame at his feet, because of the NFL salary cap figures? And by the way genius, his health care plan has not kicked in yet. It officially kicks in on January 1, 2014.

    The current POTUS brought this country down before he was even born, according to your kind. Well, this is true only if you lack a functioning brain. GEESH!

    Hey wait, can we blame the bounty scandal on him too? Tune in for more, on the fair and balanced network.

  15. hey ike301 u r pathetic anyone can easily tell u r a left wing nut!! why don’t u go back to watching your boy Keith Olberman and your girl Rachel Maddow and stay off this site u turd!!!!

  16. now I remember why I don’t read the comments there are too many right wingnuts always bringing politics into the mix on this “FOOTBALL” site, and I just don’t like them! (but it has nothing to do with the color of their skin)

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