We will find out very soon what the official NFL salary cap number for the 2017 league year will be but as the scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis this week, it appears the amount is now leaking.
According to Judy Battista of the NFL Network, the 2017 NFL salary cap will be set at $167 million, according to a league official.
Salary cap set at $167 million, according to a league official.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) March 1, 2017
For several weeks now the assumption has been that this year’s salary cap number will come in at around $168 million and that turned out to be very close.
If the $167 million number is correct, that should result in the franchise tag number for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell coming in at roughly $12.119 million. Bell was given the exclusive tag by the Steelers on Monday.
In my most recent 2017 Steelers salary cap update I used a projected number of $168 million. That update included several other projections as well. I will post a new update soon.
A look all teams in relation to this year's salary cap: pic.twitter.com/FvINyOZz7S
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2017