NFL teams just picked up a little extra spending money

Business is booming in the NFL, and so is the salary cap.
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The cap will jump almost 10 percent to $155.27 million per team this season, according to figures confirmed by the NFL Players Association on Sunday.

Thanks to a clause in the collective bargaining agreement, teams are allowed to carry over a large amount of cap room from last season.

The Jaguars ($32.7 million) will carry over the most of any team from 2015, followed by the Titans ($20.78 million) and Browns ($20.73 million). The Seahawks, meanwhile, are carrying over just $11,587, according to NFLPA calculations.

Teams will be under the gun to spend the bulk of their cap room this season. Another clause in the labor agreement requires clubs to spend an average of 95 percent of the cap over Carson Tinker Womens Jersey a four-year period that began in 2013 or write a check to the union 锟斤拷 to be disbursed to all players 锟斤拷 for the unspent amount.

Game Mens Rico Gathers Jersey Bennett was the first Seattle player announced during pregame introductions before the home opener against the 49ers and received one of the loudest ovations.

Then he took what’s become his usual seat on the bench during the national anthem.

Protesters supporting Bennett, who says he was subjected to racial profiling and excessive force when Las Vegas police detained him last month, gathered outside the stadium.

Seattle center Justin Britt and running back Thomas Rawls stood next to Bennett, each with a hand on his shoulder, during the anthem. Teammates Cliff Avril and Frank Clark also sat with Bennett for the final moments of the anthem.

Out-of-work quarterback Colin Kaepernick generally is credited with starting the trend of kneeling or sitting during the national anthem in protest of police treatment of black citizens in the US.
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