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Random Ramsdom: 2021 salary cap not likely to exceed $183 million

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According to a report by NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the NFL announced that each club will have a 2021 salary cap of $182.5 million to work with in this upcoming season. That is a fairly steep decline from the $198.2 million cap that was used in 2020.

Pelissero’s report confirms the earlier report by Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio that the 2021 cap was not expected to exceed $183 million

In a letter from NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith to the Player’s Union earlier this week, Smith reasserted that with the expected bump in television revenue, and the added expectation of fans back in the stadium, the future salary will see a stark bounce back in the coming years.

Now for today’s list.

Rams News:

The Rams decided to forego using the franchise tag in 2021 (TheRams.com)

Previewing the wide receivers on the Rams ahead of free agency (TheRams.com)

Rams don’t use tag on John Johnson III (The Rams Wire)

Top draft prospects for the Rams from the ACC (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Franchise tag tracker (ESPN)

MJD’s first 2021 mock draft (NFL.com)

The Patriots traded for OT Trent Brown (ESPN)

Check out Dak Prescott’s new deal by the numbers (CBS Sports)

The Lions will not use the franchise tag on WR Kenny Golladay (NFL.com)

TE Hunter Henry will hit free agency (Bleacher Report)