How Increase in 2014 Salary Cap Will Affect Every Team's Free Agency Spending

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How Increase in 2014 Salary Cap Will Affect Every Team's Free Agency Spending
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin re-signed with the team on Monday.

“Monday, Monday, so good to me; Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.”

Those are the words of the fabled rock group known as The Mamas and the Papas.

Monday, Mar. 3, was an extremely busy day around the NFL. Depending on your perspective, it was good to you and all you hoped it would be.

But first things first and that’s the salary cap for 2014, which is now apparently set at $133 million according to last week’s report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

So what does that mean for each of the 32 clubs in the league? Well, depending on how you have managed your money, you either have more or less money to spend on not only your own players but potential free-agent additions as well.

We will take a look at each team’s situation, point out some key players who the team may want to re-sign and make some suggestions in terms of where to spend their money (if they have any). That even includes the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, who remain over the projected cap as of this writing on Tuesday morning.

As usual, kudos to Spotrac (subscription required) for their assistance when it comes to the salary-cap information and potential unrestricted free agents for each of the 32 teams. Here is also a big thank you to Ourlads and their outstanding depth charts and free-agent information.

The National Football League’s free-agency period begins on Mar. 11.

This next week or so should be incredibly interesting.

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