BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL salary cap for the upcoming season will be $167 million per team, up more than $12 million over last year.
The league and the NFL Players Association compile the cap from specific revenues, and it has risen annually. It was $143.28 million two years ago.
This is the fourth consecutive year the cap has risen at least $10 million.
Player benefits also are included under the 10-year labor agreement reached to end the 2011 lockout. That comes to $37 million per team, bringing the players’ total compensation package to over $200 million per club for the first time.
Since 2011, the cap has increased by $47 million.
Also, 2017 is the first year of a four-season minimum spending period of 89 percent per club and 95 percent leaguewide.
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