The NFL lockout is over but the new collective bargaining agreement is not quite done yet. The players are expected to vote to today to formally finalize the new CBA which will officially kick off the new league year. We've been working in this strange transition period in the last week where the league is kind of open, but not officially.
Once the players vote to approve, it'll be done, and the league year will start. That means every team needs to be under the salary cap by Friday, according to a report from Pro Football Talk.
PFT reports there are seven teams that were over the salary cap as of Tuesday: Raiders ($17.3 million), Steelers ($11.5 million), Texans ($8.5 million), Vikings ($5.6 million), Lions ($5 million), Cowboys ($3.7 million), and Panthers ($939,000).
Getting under the cap isn't that hard because the numbers can be poked and prodded to mean a lot of different things. These teams could make a few cuts to get under the cap or they could restructure some existing deals.