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NFLPA expects small increase in salary cap

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Players due to become free agents haven’t been doing new deals, for a variety of reasons.  Some believe that, among other things, players and their agents think the salary cap could spike in 2013.

It won’t.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the NFLPA expects the team-by-team spending limit to increase only by $400,000 per team, from $120.6 million to $121 million.  It would be, as Cole points out, the smallest increase in the two-decade history of the cap.

Last year, the cap actually would have dropped, but for some number crunching that included an agreement from the union to allow the NFL to crunch the Redskins and Cowboys for a total of $46 million in cap space.

So for players who are considering whether to take the bird in the hand, it’s important to keep in mind that the bush won’t be growing as much as they may have thought.

It’s also important to remember that the tax rate for the highest earners likely will go up 4.6 percent in 2013, which means that a $10 million signing bonus will result in another $460,000 going to an uncle who usually gets whatever he wants.

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26 Responses to “NFLPA expects small increase in salary cap”
  1. phillyphannn83 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:24 AM

    If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t Dallas or Washington also penalized cap space for 2013 too? I think it was Dallas

  2. mybrunoblog says: Dec 22, 2012 10:30 AM

    All those Gnawing at the teat of our government handouts thank the NFL players, owners and fans for their soon to be increased contribution to their sad existence.

  3. lightcleric says: Dec 22, 2012 10:32 AM

    Boy, the union sure has done a good job for their players, huh?

  4. dabearsk says: Dec 22, 2012 10:34 AM

    More and more it looks like the owners took Dee and the NFLPA to the cleaners… A lot of tough talk from Dee but zero action…

  5. fafaflunky says: Dec 22, 2012 10:39 AM

    give the skins their 18 mil back and i hate to say it..give dallas their 5 mil..cheating mara and puppet goodell.

  6. davem23 says: Dec 22, 2012 10:45 AM

    Who else do they plan to penalize to fund the increase? Here looking forward to the Salary Cap Bowl 12/30, for the Division! I guess Philly is next on Mara’s list!

  7. chuckxx says: Dec 22, 2012 10:48 AM

    Don’t worry the Chiefs will be under the Cap. They are every year. Tightwads.

  8. tonyromohaschildbearinghips says: Dec 22, 2012 10:50 AM

    Even if you’re uneducated and silly…… Make sure and call espn for an explanation for why rob Parker was not fired. Maybe ask for highlights back while you’re at it. Now where’s my pitching wedge….

  9. geniusesq says: Dec 22, 2012 10:56 AM

    Imagine how good the Redskins would be with a few extra free agents.

  10. KIR says: Dec 22, 2012 11:00 AM

    Compared to baseball and basketball players, the damage to their body and the revenue they generate it’s criminal the small about of money these guys get paid. The owners just signed a 40 BILLION dollar TV contract.

  11. voyager6 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:23 AM

    Not just the rate from 35 to 39.6 percent due to expiration of the Bush tax cuts, but also, mostly unreported by the media, is that an additional 0.8 percent on ordianary income and 3.8 percent on capital gains kicks in due to Obama care for people earning over $200K per year.

  12. scyankee9999 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:26 AM

    Look at the empty seats. Ticket prices are out of control. Going to an nfl game has changed from a family affair to a corporate world with companies holding psl’s to wow customers. It’s a status symbol to have season tickets to many teams.
    Fan attendance is going down. The tv contract is already signed meaning that money is guaranteed and the best way to add to the pot now is sell more tickets.
    Sorry nfl but you have priced so many families from the in game experience and this will only create a generation of children who have never been to a game or understand the in game experience. In 15 years these children that have become couch nfl fans are not going to be rushing out to buy tickets as they have never attended a game. It’s a product of your own greed.
    300-500 for a family of 4 to spend 3 hours at a game
    78.38 is the average ticket price in the nfl. That’s a min of 300 for a family of four for an “average” ticket. Does that sound like a number the average family can afford for 3 hrs. This don’t count parking, food, etc.

  13. kwickett85 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:30 AM

    Redskins penalized $18 million in cap space this year and $18 million next year. Cowboys also penalized…who started all of it? The Giants owner.

    Redskins 8-6
    Giants 8-6
    Cowboys 8-6

    Eat it Mara…I hope your team misses out.

  14. CKL says: Dec 22, 2012 11:54 AM

    KIR says:
    Dec 22, 2012 11:00 AM
    Compared to baseball and basketball players, the damage to their body and the revenue they generate it’s criminal the small about of money these guys get paid. The owners just signed a 40 BILLION dollar TV contract.
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    And the players agreed to the way revenue was split in the CBA with the knowledge of that contract. So what’s your point?

  15. geoman999 says: Dec 22, 2012 12:05 PM

    Can’t believe the crybaby Skin and Cowboy fans are still complaining about the cap penalty they received for trying to screw the other 29 or 30 teams!! Don’t you get it, The penalty was an adjustment to get the Skins and Cowboys to an equal playing field with the 29 teams they were trying to screw!

  16. skiss68 says: Dec 22, 2012 12:28 PM

    Nice work nflpa. What small increase u get will be taken back by Roger for tackling to hard. Or fined for blocking a guy thats nOt looking.

  17. dadindebt6 says: Dec 22, 2012 12:42 PM

    CKL says:Dec 22, 2012 11:54 AM

    KIR says:
    Dec 22, 2012 11:00 AM
    Compared to baseball and basketball players, the damage to their body and the revenue they generate it’s criminal the small about of money these guys get paid. The owners just signed a 40 BILLION dollar TV contract.
    __________________________________
    And the players agreed to the way revenue was split in the CBA with the knowledge of that contract. So what’s your point?
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    I may be wrong, but I don’t think any of that $40 billion is paid to the NFL until the 2014-2015 season. This season and next season are paid under the old TV contract.

  18. burnttoast71854 says: Dec 22, 2012 1:02 PM

    KIR…. No one puts a gun to their heads or a knife. They play with full recognition that running into somebody as fast as they can cause physical pain if they don’t maybe they should have paid attention a little more in school. Me for one I’m glad the owners got over on the NFLPA. The NFLPA was stupid for taking money away from the cowboys & redskins because they actually spend money where the chiefs, bengals, & the rest of the owners who don’t spend money. So did the players benefit from taking money from the 2 teams that spend. NFLPA DeMorris Smith got played by the owners. What a moron.

  19. coachbeck says: Dec 22, 2012 1:23 PM

    So happy the owners took the union to the cleaners. Money shouldn’t be equal between players and owners. If the players wanna quit and take their millions and start a new league and grow it then they can divvy it up equally amoungst themselves. If they don’t then they are an employee and need to fall in line

  20. coachbeck says: Dec 22, 2012 1:25 PM

    @burnt how can you say the bengals do not spend money? They are never under the cap,

  21. fafaflunky says: Dec 22, 2012 1:34 PM

    geoman999 says:Dec 22, 2012 12:05 PM

    Can’t believe the crybaby Skin and Cowboy fans are still complaining about the cap penalty they received for trying to screw the other 29 or 30 teams!! Don’t you get it, The penalty was an adjustment to get the Skins and Cowboys to an equal playing field with the 29 teams they were trying to screw!
    ………………………………………………………………………you must have been living under a rock when they got fined..there was also a floor some teams had to spend to make and didnt..where they fined no..other teams went above as well..did they get fined no..funny two divsion opponents did though..trying to get draft picks as well as a fine to prevent the skins from getting rg3..mara and the giants are cheating scum..granted there is a shot they make the playoffs..but with dallas and the skins doing great i doubt it..put that in your pipe and smoke it..

  22. burnttoast71854 says: Dec 22, 2012 1:43 PM

    coachbeck says:
    Dec 22, 2012 1:25 PM
    @burnt how can you say the bengals do not spend money? They are never under the cap,

    I’m hoping that ur joking. Please post back & tell us ur joking.

  23. packsucks says: Dec 22, 2012 3:06 PM

    They got screwed it was a UNCAPPED year how stupid Screw the Giants and Roger

  24. toybkshr says: Dec 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    The truth is that “The worst deal in the history of sports” that Dee & union leaders balked at & caused the lockout was a better deal than the one they finally agreed to!

  25. KIR says: Dec 22, 2012 3:31 PM

    CKL says: Dec 22, 2012 11:54 AM

    KIR says: Dec 22, 2012 11:00 AM Compared to baseball and basketball players, the damage to their body and the revenue they generate it’s criminal the small about of money these guys get paid. The owners just signed a 40 BILLION dollar TV contract.
    __________________________________
    And the players agreed to the way revenue was split in the CBA with the knowledge of that contract. So what’s your point?
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    I made my point. Where were you when the owners were crying broke and renegotiated the last CBA?

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    @dadindebt6

    Yeah, but I doubt Gene Upshaw would have went for this. The players are enduring the pain of this deal with no grease for 3 season. That’s the length of the average NFL players career. It still seems odd compared to BB and NBA contracts in leagues that generate less money. Yearly revenue NFL $11B, MLB $7B, NBA $4.3B

  26. joetoronto says: Dec 23, 2012 6:30 AM

    chuckxx says:
    Dec 22, 2012 10:48 AM
    Don’t worry the Chiefs will be under the Cap. They are every year. Tightwads.
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    Instead of being 28 million under the cap next year, the Chiefs and Bengals will be 28 1/2 million under the cap.

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