Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Salary Cap Projection Keeps on Rising

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:

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.

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  • Luke

    That is good news for the Lions! I just hope they don’t overpay for Suh like idiots! They should give him the same contract as Geno Atkins 5 year 55 Million dollar deal which is the highest paid DT in the game! Suh should get the same contract if he wants 2 -5 Million more then the lions should do it 5 year 60 Million sounds fair but if Suh is going to ask for 5 year 75 Million then the Lions should let him walk! Hey you can draft another DT to play alongside with Fairley,Ziggy and Jason Jones! Also the Lions will save a bunch of money once Suhs 24 Million Cap number gets of the Books! You can’t have a 3rd of the Cap going to Stafford Megatron and Suh that can’t happen because it strangles the whole franchise. In my opinion Stafford was overpaid,Calvin Johnson is overpaid a WR cannot make 17-20 Million a year thats crazy even if he is the best WR in the game.

    • twelsh36446

      I totally agree with you Luke. The Lions could fill some real holes next year with that kind of money. Let some other team pay through the nose for him. I think 5 years and 60 million is reasonable enough. 12 million a year is a lot of money.