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NFLPA Reveals 2016 Salary-Cap, Team Cap, Franchise-Tag and Transition-Tag Info

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Josh Norman #24 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 29, 2016

The NFL Players Association announced the salary-cap, franchise-tag and transition-tag figures for the 2016 season.  

The salary cap will be a record $155.27 million per team, and the NFLPA released an infographic on Monday with more details:

Cap room per club will be available after the start of the 2016 league year at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Team

League-Wide Salary Cap

Carryover from 2015

Adjustments from 2015

2016 Adjusted Team Cap

Arizona Cardinals

$155,270,000

$3,031,663

$666,753

$158,968,416

Atlanta Falcons

$155,270,000

$3,905,771

($374,100)

$158,801,671

Baltimore Ravens

$155,270,000

$1,633,944

($1,725,189)

$155,178,755

Buffalo Bills

$155,270,000

$4,467,331

($2,361,600)

$157,375,731

Carolina Panthers

$155,270,000

$3,731,200

($1,008,059)

$157,993,141

Chicago Bears

$155,270,000

$867,589

$451,290

$156,588,879

Cincinnati Bengals

$155,270,000

$7,587,902

($180,350)

$162,677,552

Cleveland Browns

$155,270,000

$20,734,144

$682,150

$176,686,294

Dallas Cowboys

$155,270,000

$3,571,239

$419,944

$159,261,183

Denver Broncos

$155,270,000

$3,300,000

($4,474,959)

$154,095,041

Detroit Lions

$155,270,000

$862,191

$1,179,025

$157,311,216

Green Bay Packers

$155,270,000

$6,953,847

$1,215,442

$163,439,289

Houston Texans

$155,270,000

$1,637,055

$279,025

$157,186,080

Indianapolis Colts

$155,270,000

$4,950,629

$388,400

$160,609,029

Jacksonville Jaguars

$155,270,000

$32,774,928

$2,256,782

$190,301,710

Kansas City Chiefs

$155,270,000

$2,622,838

$63,092

$157,955,930

Los Angeles Rams

$155,270,000

$933,521

($538,332)

$155,665,189

Miami Dolphins

$155,270,000

$9,137,544

$2,359,775

$166,767,319

Minnesota Vikings

$155,270,000

$2,090,409

($445,692)

$156,914,717

New England Patriots

$155,270,000

$1,347,882

$3,024,569

$159,642,451

New Orleans Saints

$155,270,000

$1,400,000

($1,107,938)

$155,562,062

New York Giants

$155,270,000

$11,193,231

$856,928

$167,320,159

New York Jets

$155,270,000

$2,484,216

($225,482)

$157,528,734

Oakland Raiders

$155,270,000

$13,373,617

($310,864)

$168,332,753

Philadelphia Eagles

$155,270,000

$7,255,362

($955,000)

$161,570,362

Pittsburgh Steelers

$155,270,000

$3,000,327

($641,349)

$157,628,978

San Diego Chargers

$155,270,000

$2,287,176

($782,409)

$156,774,767

San Francisco 49ers

$155,270,000

$12,206,686

$9,105,248

$176,581,934

Seattle Seahawks

$155,270,000

$11,587

($758,660)

$154,522,927

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

$155,270,000

$7,987,748

($2,119,382)

$161,138,366

Tennessee Titans

$155,270,000

$20,783,801

$304,025

$176,357,826

Washington Redskins

$155,270,000

$5,837,734

$856,290

$161,964,024

*There may be slight changes in some final numbers before the start of the 2016 league year. Any changes are expected to be negligible. 

Albert Breer of NFL.com passed along the tag numbers on Feb. 29:

The franchise-tag figures, in particular, are interesting, as they play a major role in whether several prominent players hit free agency or are given the tag by their teams. 

For many teams that used the franchise tag, doing so allows them more time to negotiate an extension with a star player this offseason. That's a common practice, as the Dallas Cowboys used the franchise tag on star wideout Dez Bryant last season before agreeing to a long-term extension.

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