2015 NFL Salary Cap Set At $143.28MM

The salary cap for the 2015 NFL league year has been set at $143.28MM. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com (Twitter link) was the first to report the ’15 figure, which has since been confirmed by a handful of reporters around the league.

The latest projections had the cap coming in at $143MM, so this is just a marginal uptick from that figure, and will subsequently increase the projected franchise and transition tag numbers very slightly. Here are the official non-exclusive franchise tag figures for 2015 based on the official cap of $143.28MM, via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter links):

Quarterback: $18.544MM
Running back: $10.951MM
Wide receiver: $12.823MM
Tight end: $8.347MM
Offensive line: $12.943MM
Defensive end: $14.813MM
Defensive tackle: $11.193MM
Linebacker: $13.195MM
Cornerback: $13.075MM
Safety: $9.618MM
Kicker/Punter: $4.126MM

And here are the transition tags for the coming year, per Albert Breer of the NFL Network (via Twitter). These figures double as the fifth-year option amounts for 2016 for the top 10 picks from the 2012 draft:

QB: $16.155MM
RB: $9.037MM
WR: $10.971MM
TE: $7.071MM
OL: $11.096MM
DE: $11.958MM
DT: $9.314MM
LB: $11.058MM
CB: $11.082MM
S: $8.263MM
K/P: $3.716MM

Per NFLPA executive director George Atallah (via Twitter), the Rams were the only team in the NFL that chose not to carry over cap space to 2015. Atallah adds (via Twitter) that the Jaguars are the team with the most carryover room, at nearly $22MM.

This is the second consecutive year that the cap has increased by $10MM.

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