Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; General view of the NFL logo after Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
"A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the team-by-team spending limit will exceed $122 million in 2013.While a move to $122 million represents an increase of only $1.4 million per team, every dollar helps, given the number of teams in cap trouble.An increase in the unadjusted cap also increases the per-team minimum spending requirement, which commences this year. On a four-year rolling average, teams must spend in cash 89 percent of the annual unadjusted cap."
The 2013 salary cap has been previously estimated to be in the $119-212 million range, so an extra few million is good news for teams close to, or already over the salary cap. It also forces teams like the Bengals to spend a little more in free agency to get to the 89% minimum spending requirement.