The NFL announced Monday that it will open the season on Friday with the regular season scheduled for a three-game schedule.
The league’s annual salary cap is set at $167 million for the 2015 season.
However, the NFLPA and league-appointed labor arbitrator have proposed a four-year increase to the cap to $172 million.
This will include the four years of salary cap increases the league has made under the collective bargaining agreement, which has been in place since 2012.
As of this week, the total cap for the 2016 season is $169.4 million, according to the league.