Today the NFL announced the 2014 salary cap will be $133 million, an increase of $10 mil over 2013. This is the highest it's ever been and considerably more than the $126 mil and changes estimated last fall. With the Bears significantly below $10 mil of remaining cap space following their 2014 signings this can only be good news. They've picked up another $10 mil in cap room, they can add another $10-$14 mil depending on what happens with Peppers, and they can easily pick up another $10 mil or more if needed by restructuring the deals they handed out to Cutler, Jennings and Slauson. Bringing back Garza, and Hayden were good moves but now it's time to get serious. Before anyone can even think about trying to project their draft they need to make some decisions about who comes and who goes on the DLine and what to do about Tillman and McCown. Both are players they badly need if they hope to compete for a championship. This $10 mil bump should go a long way towards securing them for another year or two. If someone has posted on this already I apologize. I didn't see it and the mods can simply combine this with that thread.