Monday March 2nd, 2015

The NFL's salary cap for 2015 has officially been set at $143.28 million, the league announced Monday.

This is the second straight year in which the NFL's salary cap jumped by $10 million. The 2014 salary cap was $133 million.

According to, the current leaders in estimated cap space are the Jacksonville Jaguars ($68.2 million), Oakland Raiders ($55.4 million), Cleveland Browns ($53.7 million), New York Jets ($51.4 million) and Indianapolis Colts ($45.2 million)

2015 franchise tag tracker

The new league year will officially begin March 10, which also marks the beginning of free agency. Teams must be under the 2015 salary cap by this date and have submitted any qualifying offers to restricted free agents.

Clubs must designate franchise or transition players by 3 p.m. CT on Monday. Negotiations may begin with unrestricted free agents on March 7.

Franchise tag values based on position were also announced.

Bloated cap prevents Lions from using franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh

Mike Fiammetta

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