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Report: 2015 NFL Salary Cap To Be Somewhere Between $140 Million And $143 Million

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The latest news from Adam Schefter indicates that NFL teams will be even more flush with salary cap room than they expected. Check out how the cap projects to compare to 2014 and what it could mean for the Texans.

Not a lot of pictures of Adam Schefter in our photo gallery.
Not a lot of pictures of Adam Schefter in our photo gallery.
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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.

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.