Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The NFL's salary cap could breach the $150-million barrier by 2016, according to league sources.

This season, the cap is projected to be $133 million, higher than the $123 million last season. That would be the highest cap in league history, surpassing $127.997 million in 2009.

Sources added that cap numbers are expected to continue to climb, surpassing $140 million next year before another significant rise in 2016.

Cash-strapped teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints would welcome a higher-than-expected cap this season.

Teams must be compliant with the cap by March 11, when the free-agency period begins, and some have started cutting players to create cap savings.

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LeBron James tops Michael Jordan in popularity

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James is the most popular male athlete in America, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive, which survey... MORE

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Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) - The 20th pick in this year's NFL draft, quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns, leads the league in jersey sales according to ESPN.

Th... MORE

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Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

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Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

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Sofia Vergara calls off engagement with Nick Loeb

Paula David - Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

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On Friday, Vergara wrote, "Not that anyone should care, but in order to no... MORE

 

Politics

NFL, players deadlock heads to federal court; oral arguments

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Business

Nine injured in New Orleans shooting

Paula David - Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

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On Friday, Vergara wrote, "Not that anyone should care, but in order to no... MORE

 

Entertainment

Browns quarterback Johhny Manziel tops jersey sales

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) - The 20th pick in this year's NFL draft, quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns, leads the league in jersey sales according to ESPN.

The NFL announced that more of Manziel's No.2 Browns... MORE