NFL Salary Cap Gets Unexpected Boost

The 2009 NFL salary cap will be $127 million, about $4 million more than expected, according to NFL.com’s Adam Schefter.

As Schefter notes, this is bad news for teams like the Bengals, who were among the teams with the most cap space, since the boost helps teams that were tight against the cap.

However, Bengals owner Mike Brown is partially to blame, in that the Cincinnati was reportedly among the teams that didn’t spend up to the cap in 2008 (they were thought to be more than $10 million below the 2008 cap), and so triggered this increase in the ’09 number.

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