The speculation and reports of the 2016 NFL Salary Cap have officially ended as the league has announced the final number for the upcoming league year which is set to begin in just over a week. The official number for the new salary cap is $155.27 million dollars, an increase of nearly $12 million dollars from the 2015 cap number of $143.3 million.
A few days ago it was reported how NFL teams were given the option of carrying over free cap space from 2015 to the 2016 season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers utilized this option by carrying just over $3 million dollars to the 2016 season.
With the roll over cash, reports are stating the "adjusted cap" number for the Steelers' 2016 Salary Cap number to be near $157,145,327. Good news for a team who is always without much space to maneuver throughout free agency and possibly add pieces to the puzzle to help the team win their 7th Lombardi trophy.
The extra space could be crucial for the team to sign some of their own players like Le'Veon Bell, David DeCastro, Antonio Brown and potential free agents Brandon Boykin, William Gay, Kelvin Beachum and Ramon Foster.