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2012 NFL Free Agency: Cap Spike Expected In 2015, According To Report

The NFL is a healthy state of business operations these days; a collective bargaining agreement is in place for the better part of the next decade, and a new TV deal (one of unprecedented value) commences in 2014.

One of the byproducts of such success is an increase of the salary cap ceiling, which many concluded would coincide with the new TV deal.'s Charley Casserly reports the salary cap spike is actually expected in 2015, one year after the deal takes effect.

Beyond that, Casserly notes that the cap is expected to remain "flat" or nearly flat for each of the next two league years, with a projected number around $123 million.

The Chiefs have been busy making moves this offseason, as they were one of a handful of teams well under the salary cap when the new league year began on March 13. The most notable of the Chiefs' signings was acquiring right tackle Eric Winston, widely-regarded as one of the best at his position in all of football.

For more on the Chiefs offseason and free agency new, go check out Arrowhead Pride, and for all NFL free agency updates, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.