Salary Cap Expected Rise Could Be Good News For Some Players

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker

Donald Butler

(56) celebrates after a sack during fourth quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The salary cap is expected to rise 5% this offseason and will put the cap at around $130 million. That is up from the $123 million that teams were expected to use last season and is much higher than most people had expected the cap level to be raised to.

That is some good news for the Chargers. The team was already over the cap, but this will give the team some breathing room and it could be some good news for some players that are on the roster. It also coule be some good news for Donald Butler. Butler will be a free agent in a few weeks and the team is working to bring him back. With the extra money under the cap, the team can work on a deal that won’t have them scrambling to release people off of the roster.

The extra money under the cap could be good news for players like Jeromey Clary or Eddie Royal. COULD BE GOOD NEWS. The team still will likely find a way to make more room under the cap, but the urgency to release some of these players to generate some space might not be there.

Based on the numbers from OVER THE CAP, the team has around $123 million devoted to the current roster.