Perhaps Mickey Loomis already saw this coming, but I certainly didn't, so the news that broke today that the NFL salary cap is jumping about 5%, or $7 million, to $130 million is a huge boost. Here's the tweet that broke the news of this possibility:
NFL's salary cap now projected to rise to about $130 million, up 5 percent from $123 million last year, per league sources. More $ for all.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 20, 2014
With this news the Saints will go from about $3 million under the cap to $10 million under. That means they could franchise Jimmy Graham as a tight end and sign all their draft picks and remain under the cap without having to do anything in terms of re-structuring or cutting players. This also possibly means they can retain Zach Strief and give him a competitive market value deal if they can reach a long term deal with Graham that isn't too much of a hit in year one.
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