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
The NFL just informed teams the 2021 salary cap will be $182.5 million per club, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2021
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.
Email sent today to the player reps and agents: pic.twitter.com/hdSl1dbJZn— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2021
Now for today’s list.
Check out some of the top photos when the team wore white-on-white (Chargers.com)
Should the Chargers be interested in Kyle Long? (Chargers Wire)
Here’s why the Chargers were right to not tag Hunter Henry (Bolt Beat)
Hunter Henry will hit free agency (Bleacher Report)
The Bears are placing the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson (Bleacher Report)
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)