More cap room for Vikings (and everyone else)

  • Updated: February 20, 2014 - 11:31 PM

In the Vikings’ quest to upgrade their roster, they might have a little more flexibility than previously thought. According to an ESPN report, the cap is increasing by about 5 percent to $130 million for 2014. That’s higher than anticipated — teams were told in December that the cap would be $126.3 million, according to CBS Sports.

That gives the Vikings — and everyone else, of course — more wiggle room. Spotrac estimates they are now $32 million under the cap. Some of that money will go to retaining their own free agents and signing draft picks, but regardless it’s close to an extra $4 million with which to play.

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