The NFL set the league-wide salary cap Monday at $143.28 million per team, but the 49ers will have additional cap space due to a carryover in space from last season and adjustments.
The 49ers carried over $4.206 million in unused cap space from last season, according to the NFL Players Association. They received an additional $2.369 million in space in adjustments to add $6.5 million to the league-wide figure.
The adjustments is a result of the net of 2014 incentives that were not achieved. Likely-to-be-earned incentives count against the current season's cap, while not-likely-to-be-earned incentives, if collected, count the following year. If LTBE incentives are not achieved, the savings carry over to the next season's cap.
After the carryover and adjustments, the 49ers’ adjusted cap number for 2015 is $149.855 million, according to the NFL Players Association. That new figure places the 49ers approximately $7 million under the cap, according to OverTheCap.com.
The NFL salary cap rose more than $10 million from $133 million per team last year.
In the offseason, only the team’s top 51 players count toward the salary cap. The 49ers have 63 players under contract. The new league year begins March 10.
Here's a look at some of the 49ers with big salaries and whether they might be targets for the organization to cut costs. The 49ers have yet to make any salary-cap related move.