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More -- but not unexpected -- cap space

Headlines can be deceiving, like the one today talking about how the salary cap went up $12 million from last season. Yes, that is true. But all along everyone knew it was going to go up at least $7 million (to $123M) from 2008. That "extra" $5M announced Friday? Well, teams already found out before free agency started that they'd be getting $4M of that added to their original $123M total. Even the $947,000 added to the cap Friday wasn't exactly a windfall; teams were told all along there was a chance of an adjustment once all the figures were finalized this month. It means little in the grand scheme of things; about half the league already has at least double-digit millions in salary cap room. The Cardinals, who have around $6.2M in cap space, remain among the teams with the least space.

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