The salary cap will rise to $155 million in 2016, according to NFL Network.
That’s nearly a $12 million increase over 2015, when the cap was $143.28 million.
What does that mean for the Packers?
Everyone knew the salary cap was going to increase this year. The initial estimations put the cap at $154 million, so this just gives the Packers and everyone else an extra $1 million for their calculations.
It was calculated that Green Bay had slightly more than $23 million in available salary cap space entering the offseason, so now they have slightly more than $24 million.
While that may seem like a lot, it’s just the 18th-most available space in the NFL.
Five teams have more than $50 million available, including the Chicago Bears, and two of those teams — Jacksonville and Oakland — have more than $70 million of cap space available.
The good news for the Packers is they’ve already taken care of two of their own free agent priorities, signing defensive linemen Mike Daniels and Letroy Guion to long-term extensions.
Their only remaining priority from this year’s class of free agents is kicker Mason Crosby.