A couple of months ago, Jason La Canfora reported that the NFL Management Council informed teams that the 2015 salary cap would be somewhere between $138.6 million and $141.8 million. That represented a sizable increase from the 2014 salary cap of $133 million.
Yesterday, Adam Schefter tweeted that the NFL salary cap for the upcoming league year could be even higher than $141.8 million.
NFL notified teams today that it expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 and $143 million, at least $1.5M higher than projected.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2015
Assuming Schefter's getting accurate information, that means organizations will find themselves with between $7,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00 in additional salary cap room this offseason. Those extra dollars could burn holes in the pockets of certain organizations, which in turn could make it harder for teams (including your Houston Texans) to retain players they'd like to keep in free agency.
Agents have to be happy with this news, though.