It defies the recession and logic, but just before free agency, teams actually will have more flexibility and salary-cap room. This is tremendous news for teams such as the Colts and Panthers, who are pressed against the cap, and not such good news for teams such as the Buccaneers and Chiefs, who were way under the cap. Now their advantage is somewhat compromised.
— NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Salary cap expands to $127 million for 2009 " The salary cap was thought to be set at $123 million this season but will increase $4 million. H/T Shawn in the FanPosts