The 2013 final salary cap number is in. On Thursday Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that the 2013 cap number is $123 million per team.
Reports earlier in the week suggested that the number could come in north of $123 million, but the extra .9 is for benefits.
Reports earlier in the offseason suggested that the 2013 cap number would remain flat and come in at $120.9 million, only $300,000 over the 2012 number. That number has slowly crept up and this is great news for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who currently sit roughly $2.9 million under the $123 cap number when you factor in the $1.4 million cap credit they are due.
The team has restructured the contracts of Ben Roethlisberger, Lawrence Timmons and Antonio Brown over the course of the last three days to trim over $14 million off of their 2013 salary cap number.
ETA: Mortensen tweeted that the $123.9 million cap number includes .9 in minimum salary benefits, so apparently the cap number will be the projected $123 million.