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  1. Calvin Johnson's future cap hits grow

    Kevin Seifert

    Last week, the Detroit Lions executed a relatively minor restructuring of receiver Calvin Johnson's contract, freeing about $3.4 million of salary-cap space for 2013. Simply put, restructures push the created space into future years. This particular ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  2. Clayton: Flat cap through at least 2015

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hustle and bustle of last week's owners meetings, our post on the five-year outlook of the NFL salary cap might have slipped your mind. I know it can be a dry subject, but now that ESPN's John Clayton has filled in many of the details, I hope ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  3. Speaking too soon on 2014 salary-cap spike

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A good portion of our offseason salary-cap discussions have centered around a commonly-held notion that the cap limit will increase dramatically when the NFL's new television contract starts in 2014. The assumption appears fundame...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  4. $132M for Calvin Johnson? Absolutely

    Kevin Seifert

    I learned long ago how to suppress resentment toward millionaire sports figures whose atmospheric salaries could, in some cases, feed a village of the world's citizens. It's pointless, it only leads to further angst and it's really nothing more than ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  5. Thoughts on Lions' cap restructures

    Kevin Seifert

    In a matter of a few hours, it appears the Detroit Lions have cut enough salary cap space -- or, more accurately, pushed enough of it to future years -- that they can avoid cutting any any players in order to comply with the NFL's salary cap limit by...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  6. Tentative NFC North salary-cap status

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has brought an issue we haven't faced in a number of years: Tight salary-cap situations. After jumping considerably in the final few years of the old CBA, the league's cap limit isn't expected to...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  7. What NFC North salary cap figures tell us

    Kevin Seifert

    The final years of the NFL's previous collective bargaining agreement (CBA) rendered salary cap totals nearly moot. Big jumps in cap allowances eliminated almost every tight spot and, for the most part, allowed teams to sign the players they wanted w...

    Blog | August 31, 2011