Falcons get some good news regarding 2021 salary cap

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The Falcons created roughly $10 million in salary cap space on Thursday by releasing Ricardo Allen and Allen Bailey, but are still well over the projected cap. Atlanta got some good news, though, as the NFL announced that the cap for the 2021 season will no longer be floored at the $175 million mark, but rather the $180 million mark.

The $5 million increase isn’t going to get Atlanta out of trouble, but it does help alleviate some costs. Recently, I broke down ways the team could get into compliance with the cap, however, that breakdown assumed the minimum would be $175 million.

The Falcons may be able to afford to keep someone they had initially pegged as a cap casualty. This will also help the team potentially go after impact players in free agency.

Not to mention, Atlanta will receive an extra cap increase of $1.78 million due to the rollover from the 2020 season.

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