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Salary cap sits at $123 million precisely

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There has been some confusion regarding the actual salary cap for 2013.  We’ve confirmed via two sources that the team-by-team spending limit is and will be $123 million.

In addition to the $3.936 billion in total spending allotment in 2013, another $200 million in cap space has been carried over from past years.

This pushes the total potential cap space this year to more than $4.1 billion.

Teams can (and do) spend more cash than their cap limit.  But those dollars count against future caps.  With this year’s limit increasing over last year’s by only 1.9 percent, teams need to be careful about robbing Peter to pay Paul.

One of these days, someone is gonna rob Paul to pay Peter.

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20 Responses to “Salary cap sits at $123 million precisely”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 28, 2013 9:27 PM

    Mary, probably.

  2. kingbeason52 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:35 PM

    I see what you did with that last line…nice..

  3. jerryyouradisgrace says: Feb 28, 2013 9:47 PM

    Dam that’s a lot of loot..us fans don’t want to hear ANY bitching from players that they don’t make enough money.

  4. delmonte55 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:48 PM

    I will say you are like a dog on a bone on some issues.

  5. armadalolz says: Feb 28, 2013 9:51 PM

    Oh? The article ended with a snarky one-liner? Must be a Florio article.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:52 PM

    One of these days they’ll be talking about real money.

  7. rg3andout says: Feb 28, 2013 9:55 PM

    the redskins will still suck!!!

  8. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 28, 2013 10:13 PM

    Cap, Shamap. On the field, the Washington Redskins take care of business. John Mara found out firsthand.

  9. sportsfan69 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:35 PM

    Does mean Mike Brown will actually spend money on the Bengals? Is Mike Brown actually going to retain/re-sign his key players on the current team? Or Mr. Cheapo going to let the Cincinnati Bengals become the embarrassment/ laughing stock of the league once again???? I’m sick and tired of the Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Come on Mike, you can’t take the money with you in your grave.

  10. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 28, 2013 10:52 PM

    I had $124 million in the office pool. F&$k!

  11. dirtydrew says: Feb 28, 2013 11:03 PM

    NFL players are mostly under paid for what they give.

  12. greatestgamensports says: Feb 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    Wish they could get back to the good ole days and make the salary cap disappear

  13. atwatercrushesokoye says: Feb 28, 2013 11:22 PM

    Any chance we can get a list of team by team cap space posted?

  14. justintuckrule says: Mar 1, 2013 12:04 AM

    @jerry – speak for yourself. Simple minds like yours have no other argument to make other than the starving children in Africa argument. Other fans capable of deeper thought like debating salaries as if the real world didn’t exist.

  15. boogerhut says: Mar 1, 2013 1:35 AM

    Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Waaah Waaahh ‘Skins fan. Boo Hoo, why the Cowboys? Sniff. Next.

  16. roadbiscuit says: Mar 1, 2013 5:05 AM

    Chris Mortensen says after accounting for league revenues, it gets a $900,000 bump to $123.9M. So much for precision.

  17. Mike Florio says: Mar 1, 2013 6:57 AM

    The extra $900,000 does not apply to the spending limit.

  18. voyager6 says: Mar 1, 2013 7:35 AM

    My hope is the league maintains a consistent year to year cap policy that doesn’t bail out the teams that push everything into the future.

    It isn’t fair to the teams that play the cap conservatively, from a even playing field situation, to find ways to rescue the teams that mortgage their futures.

  19. logicalvoicesayz says: Mar 1, 2013 8:22 AM

    Perhaps an article on precisely what restructuring does to future cap numbers and why it’s legal, is due.

    There’s some confusion around the issue.

  20. bunjy96 says: Mar 1, 2013 8:53 AM

    sportsfan69 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:35 PM

    Does mean Mike Brown will actually spend money on the Bengals? Is Mike Brown actually going to retain/re-sign his key players on the current team? Or Mr. Cheapo going to let the Cincinnati Bengals become the embarrassment/ laughing stock of the league once again???? I’m sick and tired of the Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Come on Mike, you can’t take the money with you in your grave.

    *****
    Thought the new CBA required all teams to spend up to X% (thought that number was 89) of the CAP.

    In addition to the Bengals, the Bucs and Chiefs will have to open their wallets.

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