Report: 10 NFL teams must increase payroll spending to comply with CBA

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Report: 10 NFL teams must increase payroll to comply with CBA
Tuesday February 17th, 2015

Ten NFL teams, including the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, must increase spending on their payroll over the next two seasons, according to USA Today. 

The most recent collective bargaining agreement stipulates that teams are required to spend 89% of the salary cap in cash over two four-year periods (2013-16 and 2017-20).

If teams don’t comply, the difference must be paid to the NFL Players Association, which can split the money how it sees fit.

The NFLPA said that almost one-third of the 32 NFL teams don’t meet the requirement with the spending cash limit.

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According to USA Today, the Raiders spend the least cash of any team in the league. Oakland spent only 80 percent of the $256 million it was allotted over the last two seasons.

The Carolina Panthers (80.8%), New York Jets (81.16%), Jacksonville Jaguars (82.2%), Dallas Cowboys (82.6%), New England (82.7%), New Orleans Saints (86.2%), Washington Redskins (87%), New York Giants (87.9%) and Pittsburgh Steelers (88.3%) are the other teams that spent less than required.

The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons were two of the top spending teams in 2013 and 2014. The Packers qualified for the playoffs both seasons, while the Falcons have missed the postseason in each of the last two years.

The league’s salary cap for next season won’t be known until the new league season begins next month. Last year’s salary cap was $133 million and is expected to increase by $5 million to $10 million for the 2015 season.

- Scooby Axson

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