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NFL sets salary cap ceiling at $188.2m

The cap continues to rise, and it’s officially set now just 10 days prior to the legal tampering period of free agency.

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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:

With that being said, the NFL has also released the franchise and transition tag prices for every position:

Lastly, here are the tender amounts for the 2019 season:

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.