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NFL salary cap to increase to at least $187-191.1 million in 2019

NFL teams will have more money to spend next year

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NFL teams were given a projection for an increase in next year's salary cap. The cap will go from $177.2 million to between $187 million and $191.1 million. This will be in line with recent increases in the cap since new TV deals were signed in 2011 and more recently. This number could go higher when the official number is set before the owner's meetings in March.

Salary Cap by year:

2018: $177.2 million

2017: $167 million

2016: $155.27 million

2015: $143.28 million

2014: $133 million

2013: $123 million

2012: $120.6 million

The Washington Redskins had a lot more money going into this season than they will next year. According to Overthecap, the Redskins have ~$20 million in cap space next year based on a salary cap of $191 million(the team also has ~$5 million that can be carried over from 2018). This does not include several players that could be re-signed including Ty Nsekhe, Preston Smith, Jamison Crowder, Adrian Peterson, and others. The Redskins also have several players who could be released or traded after this season for significant cap savings like Mason Foster($2m), Jordan Reed($6.12m), Josh Norman($8.5m), Vernon Davis($5m), and others. Where the Redskins won’t get cap relief? Alex Smith’s $20.4 million cap hit that is guaranteed.