NFL: Super Bowl LI-Houston Host Committee Handoff Ceremony
Feb 6, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee Handoff Ceremony at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to reports, the 2017 NFL salary cap will be a bit less than commissioner Roger Goodell anticipated it would be.

At the annual Super Bowl news conference, Goodell said the cap was “projected to increase by $15 million a club” which would have put the cap at roughly $170 million.

A league official has said the actual salary cap for 2017 will be $167 million.

If that number stands true, the Detroit Lions will have about $31.4 million in cap space at this moment.

Per USA Today

Annual salary cap per team under new CBA

2011: $120.375 million

2012: $120.6 million

2013: $123 million

2014: $133 million

2015: $143.28 million

2016: $155.27 million

2017: $167 million

Nation, where do you think the Lions should spend their money?

 

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