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Jacksonville Jaguars salary cap jumps to $167 million in 2017

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The 2017 NFL salary cap is reportedly rising all the way to $167 million this year, giving the Jacksonville Jaguars and their new Executive VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin even more money at their disposal to rebuild this team.

Towards the end of the season, reports came out that the salary cap would rise to upwards of $170 million. While it’s not quite there, it’s still a huge jump from the 2016 salary cap of $155.27 million. For a team like that Jacksonville Jaguars, that means they’ll have even more cap room to play with for things like re-signing guys like Telvin Smith, Brandon Linder and others who show they’re worth bringing back from general manager Dave Caldwell’s first few draft classes.

Want to read even more about the NFL salary cap and how the Jaguars are affected? Alfie Crow wrote a great explainer earlier in the offseason here.