Tag for Johnson; Bigger NFL Cap
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson for the second straight year. Johnson and the team can negotiate a long-term deal until July 15, or he can play next season under the franchise tender as the NFL's highest-paid cornerback.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL salary cap for the upcoming season will be $167 million per team, up more than $12 million over last year. This is the fourth consecutive year the cap has risen at least $10 million.
Since 2011, the cap has increased by $47 million.