Sep 22, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs the ball against Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Notes From Around The NFL: Salary Cap Rises, Pats Haven't Talked Contract With LeGarrette Blount

Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs with the ball against the Denver Broncos for the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Early this morning, NFL insider Adam Schefter sent out a tweet saying that the NFL salary cap is projected to rise to $130 million. Schefter said that this will be $7 million more than last year, when it was at $123 million.

This basically gives more money to every team in the league, which is obviously a good thing, as when it comes to signing free agents to improve your squad, you can never have enough money.

Speaking of free agents, Nick Underhill of reports that the Patriots have not reached out to LeGarrette Blount, a potential free agent set to hit the open market. According to Underhill, a league source said that Blount is expected to draw interest from around the league, which would make me think the Pats should approach Blount with an offer, in an attempt to retain him. New England has a loaded group of running backs, so losing Blount wouldn’t completely demoralize them. But he was a key cog in their offensive attack late in the season, and New England should make an effort at re-signing him.

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