Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs salary cap issues are progressively becoming less of a problem. According to a report from ESPN’s John Clayton, the NFL’s salary cap should rise to above $130 million.
The initial thought was the salary cap for the 2014 season would be somewhere around $126 million. This would have given the Chiefs virtually no room to work with to add talent through free agency. With the potential increase to $132 million, this would change the outlook significantly for the Chiefs. Using Over the Cap’s numbers, Kansas City would have around $11.4 million in cap room to work with. This should be enough for the Chiefs to sign a couple of their own free agents and add a piece or two in free agency without the need to restructure contracts.
John Dorsey and Andy Reid both said at the combine they do not plan to rely on free agency, but the extra room may be enough to change their mind a bit. Between wide receiver depth, safety, and the offensive line, Kansas City could use a couple of solid signings. Free agency officially beings March 11.