According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the 2012 NFL salary cap number has been set at $120.6 million per team.
Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reported that figure on Saturday night.
Despite the slight increase over the 2011 cap number of $120.375 million, each club had the option to carryover unused cap room from last year and "borrow" $1.5 million from future years to create an "adjusted cap number". What the league-wide cap number affect are the franchise tag numbers, which are now calculated by determining the percentage of the salary cap each position's franchise tender has represented over the last five seasons.
With the league cap number set, here are the franchise tag numbers for the 20 players that received the "non-exclusive" tender.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell - $10.605 million
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes - $10.281 million
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice - $7.742 million
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte - $7.742 million
Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent - $2.654 million
Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson - $3.81 million (120 percent his 2011 franchise tender amount)
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer - $8.856 million
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater - $2.654 million
Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril - $10.605 million
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis - $10.605 million (Agreed to four-year extension)
Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee - $2.88 million (120 percent his 2011 cap number)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe - $9.515 million
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker - $9.515 million
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford - $2.654 million
Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch - $6.212 million
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson - $9.515 million
San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson - $6.212 million
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth - $2.654 million
Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin - $6.212 million
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis - $5.446 million
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the "exclusive" tender, which will be the average of the Top 5 quarterback salaries at the end of the restricted free agent signing period, which ends on April 20.
As for restricted free agent tenders, as I reported last month, the amounts will increase by the minimum five percent. Tenders will be worth $1.26 million (Original Round/ROFR), $1.927 million (Second Round) and $2.742 million (First Round), which are all five percent increases over the 2011 figures.