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Between The Posts: Tags and Caps

Financial news from the NFL was announced today.

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Over the past few days we've seen the decisions of the 2015 class of cap-designated players. Among them Justin Houston, Demaryius Thomas, and Dez Bryant, and not among them including the likes of Ndamukong Suh and Devin McCourty.

With a slew of big bulletins on teams using (and not using) their franchise tag designations, news about the 2015 cap came down. The number ballooned again this season, well above the estimated $138 million. The cap announced for the 2015 season is $143.28 million, marking the second straight season that the number has increased by about $10 million dollars, mostly related to the new television deals.

The news is welcome to quite a few cash-strapped franchises around the league who have been flirting with the cap ceiling of late. Clubs like the Titans, Jets, Jaguars, Raiders (Am I sensing a trend here?) have additional cash to throw around on top of their already high potential amounts to spend.

What do you think of the cap increases? Is this a good or a bad thing for the Titans?