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Football 101:Salary Cap, Free Agency and Franchise Tags

Posted 12-18-2008 at 07:46 AM by hagan714

The NFL salary cap is calculated by the current CBA to be 59.5% of the total projected league revenue for the upcoming year. This number, divided by the number of teams, determines an individual team's maximum salary cap. For 2008, this was approximately $116 million per team. For 2009, a minimum 6% increase raised this number to at least $123 million. For all of you nerds out there, here is the actual mathematical calculation:

Projected revenue x CBA Percentage...
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