It might be safe to say no one is really sure what the salary cap will be once the 2014 NFL year begins. Free agency is set to open on March 11, and as of now, there have been differing reports on what the cap will be set at this year.
It's been reported to be anywhere from $126-132 million over the course of the offseason, and now Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting it could be even higher than that:
Now that reports have put the salary cap as high as $132 million for 2014, the same source has said, once again, it will be higher.
Per the source, the cap could be a "few million" higher than $132 million. If this means $3 million more than reported, the cap could be as high as $135 million. That would amount to an 9.75 percent increase over last year, the biggest spike by far since the 2011 labor deal was negotiated.
Regardless of what the actual number is, one can only hope the Bengals and their front office do know the number so they can accurately plan their offseason with a number of key free agents needing to be re-signed.