Report: NFL Salary Cap Expected To Be Between $140M And $143M In 2015

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Darrelle Revis talks to reporters at Super Bowl XLIX media day.

Photo via New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis during media day for Super Bowl XLIX at US Airways Center.

NFL teams could have a bit more cash to work with in the 2015 season.

The league notified teams Wednesday that the NFL’s salary cap is expected to be in the $140 million to $143 million range, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, that range is at least $1.5 million more than initially expected. The league projected at a December owners’ meeting that the salary cap would be between $138.6 million and $141.8 million.

The salary cap has increased dramatically over the past few years. It jumped $10 million from $123 million to $133 million between 2013 and 2014, and if the latest projections are accurate, we could see another $10 million increase this year.

An increased cap figure especially would benefit the New England Patriots, who currently are $5 million over the cap, according to projections on OverTheCap.com. The Patriots have several major decisions to make this offseason, including whether to pick up the $20 million option on star cornerback Darrelle Revis.

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