According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, teams are being told that the 2013 salary cap will be $121.1 million.
If indeed that report is correct, the $121.1 million number would be $200,000 more than John Clayton of ESPN reported in early January. Clayton reported at that time the number was expected to be $120.9 million.
Last year the salary cap number was $120.6 million, so the increase this year over last year looks to be $500,000.
In all of my recent salary cap post I have been working off of the $120.9 million number, so obvious this slight increase does not change things too much. However, more cap room is always better than less cap room, especially where the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned.
As previously reported, the Steelers also have a credit of $758,000 which is a carry-over of unused cap space from 2012.