The 2014 NFL salary cap was first projected to be around $126 million. Then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that $130 million was the new number. Well, we have a third projection and it has gone up even more. ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that the new cap projection is now $132 million:
According to a source, the projection for the 2014 salary cap is now at $132 million.
— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) February 22, 2014
The new number puts the Lions at about $8-9 million under the cap. Now it is starting to feel like the Lions will have enough room to do some shopping in free agency even without a cap-saving extension with Ndamukong Suh. They will eventually need some more space to fit in their draft class but there isn’t much reason to worry if the Lions and Suh haven’t reached a deal by the start of the free agency period on March 11.