The Detroit Lions could be getting a little more salary cap relief.
The NFL salary cap for the 2013 season is expected to rise from $120.6 million to $123 million, according to an Associated Press report.
The increase, per an unnamed source in the report, is a result of greater-than-expected revenues last season.
That could be good news for a Lions team that has been trying to trim salary during the early portion of this offseason.
It’s estimated the Lions would currently be around $9 million under the new figure, not counting restricted free agent tenders and the pool of money set aside for rookies.
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said more restructures could be in the works and there is still the potential for quarterback
The team was able to work out a similar extension with receiver
League revenues are expected to continue trending upward in the coming years, especially when the league’s new television contract kicks in for the 2014 season. As a result, the salary cap for 2015 is expected to rise considerably, according to the report.