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    Salary cap spike not expected this year, or any year (Or why there will be a massacre

    When it comes to the salary cap, there’s a widespread belief that, once the NFL unlocks millions in new TV money in 2014, the team-by-team spending limit will spike in 2015.
    That belief seems to be mistaken.


    Per a source with extensive knowledge of the design and implementation of the cap, the formula will experience a “smoothing” in the coming years, with no one year resulting in a dramatic leap. The thinking is that, if the cap shoots up dramatically from one year to the next, it won’t be fair to the players who signed a big contract in the year in which the cap was lower.


    The smoothing phenomenon is more likely to unfold even in 2015 because, in 2012, money from future cap years was shifted to a year in which the cap was poised to drop, due to the revenue decreases from 2011, the year of the lockout. (Even though only one game was missed during to the lockout, months of uncertainty affected fan and sponsor spending during the offseason shutdown.)


    This robbing of Peter to pay Paul means that the expected growth will peter out when otherwise expected to spike.


    As a result, teams that deal with current cap problems by pushing money into the future under the assumption that there will be extra space at some point could be positioning themselves for a perpetual cap purgatory.




    I think we might see more beloved Steelers gone than we think. The aged and the under performing. We have a few guys that are taking up a lot of the Salary Cap.
    Here comes the BOOM!

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    Just adds more evidence to the fact we need to fix the cap now in a dramatic way versus wanting to hold on for "one more year." If there won't be a big bump in 2014 put away the carving knife and bring out the machete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Just adds more evidence to the fact we need to fix the cap now in a dramatic way versus wanting to hold on for "one more year." If there won't be a big bump in 2014 put away the carving knife and bring out the machete!
    yup, harrison, troy, clark, ike, starks, foote, hampton, keisel, colon and maybe miller should not be with us next year. take the lumps in 2013 and get the younger guys playing time and rebuild for a 3-5 year run with ben at his end.

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    10 current Steelers taking up $100 million of the cap space. Got to be a purge coming.

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    not bad timing for a thorough liposuction of the Steelers body and get things back to where they need to be to be fiscally responsible. Baltimore will be doing quite a bit of retooling as will Cleveland. Might be a nice year to be a Bengals fan.
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    And to think, if they restructure his contract this season like many people think they will, and reduce his $6.2m contract down to the Vet Minimum plus the Signing Bonus, Antonio Brown's cap figure next year jumps up to nearly $10m..

    Sure hope he's a Top 10 WR in the NFL by then.....
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