2021 NFL salary cap 'almost definitely' will be $182.5M
An NFL logo is seen on the field before a game between the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.  Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: 2021 NFL salary cap 'almost definitely' will be $182.5 million

The salary cap for the 2021 NFL season has been one of the most discussed topics this offseason as teams will have to deal with the financial effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The final number for the salary cap has not yet been determined. However, the cap "almost definitely" will be $182.5 million, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. It will represent a drop of $15.7 million from last year's cap of $198.2 million.

Many teams still are struggling to get under the salary cap before the start of the new league year. Many players have agreed to restructured contracts, while others have been released because of their high price tag.

Florio adds that full or mostly full attendance for the 2021 season and new television deals will help "bump up" the 2022 cap.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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