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The Rams may be getting more salary cap relief from an unlikely source: the NFL itself.
Reports are coming in tonight that the 2013 salary cap has been finalized and it might be more than you think. Chris Mortensen is reporting that the cap is going to be set at 123.9 million dollars, nearly three million more than anticipated.
That brings welcome relief to a team like the Rams, who now sit firmly under the cap by even the most conservative of estimations, with or without the seven million dollar contract of Steven Jackson (who will, but has not as of this time, voided his contract). The Rams could save a further ten million by cutting Quintin Mikell and Wayne Hunter, but no one on the Rams has been cut as a salary cap measure - yet.
With the cap higher than expected, the Rams would certainly have enough money to make a move in free agency, either by signing a marquee player at a position of need or by resigning Danny Amendola, Steven Jackson, or both. Don't forget William Hayes either, he's far and away one of the best rotational lineman in the league.
Given the recent slew of 49ers dribble on the site, a refreshing dose of good news is just what the doctor ordered.