As we approach the beginning of the legal tampering period (10 days) in free agency, the NFL has officially released the salary cap ceiling which is $188.2m. As the revenues in the NFL continue to rise, so does the salary cap figure. Here’s a breakdown in increases on a year-to-year basis:
NFL salary cap by year:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 1, 2019
With that being said, the NFL has also released the franchise and transition tag prices for every position:
As @RapSheet said, the salary cap for 2019 has been set at $188.2 million. Via a league memo, here are the official franchise and transition tag numbers sent to teams today ... pic.twitter.com/vBAozKu7OY— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 1, 2019
Lastly, here are the tender amounts for the 2019 season:
With a 6.21% increase in the NFL salary cap to $188.2M, the RFA tenders are:— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 1, 2019
1st round: $4.407M
2nd round: $3.095M
The tender could become relevant to the Rams with multiple players slated to be restricted free agents. The most notable is ILB Cory Littleton.
As it stands, the Rams currently have $24.4m in cap space per Over The Cap, though that number could fluctuate with the exact salary cap amount being released this afternoon. The Rams have a list of free agents to take care of, most notably LG Rodger Saffold, OLB Dante Fowler Jr, and two more starters which are expected to depart in free agency in DT Ndamukong Suh and FS Lamarcus Joyner.