According to Charley Casserly of CBS Sports, the NFL's salary cap is projected to remain flat or increase slightly over the 2013, increase to $122 million in 2014 and then jump in 2015.
This could be bad news for NFLPA leadership, who as Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe noted on Sunday, may have been telling agents that the cap would explode in 2014 when the new television contracts take affect.
Casserly's report does mesh with recent comments from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who serves on the league's Finance, Broadcasting, NFL Network committees, as well as the NFL Management Council Executive Committee.
"I don't really see that happening," Kraft said of a significant cap spike in 2014 according to Mike Rodak of ESPN Boston. "I don't think what happened in 2006 will happen in the future here, because if you understand the labor agreement and the long-term part of this, there will be a smooth growth."
"Anyone who assumes huge jumps, I hope they're in our division," Kraft added.