The 2015 NFL salary cap may be higher than what was originally thought, as a $140-143 million projection was announced on Wednesday, per a national report.
NFL notified teams today that it expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 and $143 million, at least $1.5M higher than projected.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2015
Initial projections earlier in the season were as low as $138.1 million per team.
With the annual inflation rate of NFL contracts, the cap is adjusted accordingly.
The 2014 salary cap number was $133 million, a $10 million jump from the season prior.
The 49ers currently have 63 players signed for 2015, with a total cap number of $148,194,296, according to OverTheCap.
The Raiders currently have 56 players signed for 2015, with a total cap number of $97,628,421.
Using the latest 2015 projection, San Francisco will be roughly $5-8 million over the projected cap, whereas Oakland will have about $43-36 million of space to work with.
NFL free agency begins March 10 at 1 p.m. PT.