NFL: Team salary caps set at $155.27 million for 2016

National Football League teams learned today they will have roughly $12 million more to spend on player salaries in 2016 than 2015.

And for the Rams, it only adds to their already tremendous financial flexibility.

According top a high-ranking team executive, NFL teams received a league memo this afternoon indicating the 2016 team salary cap has been set at $155.27 million, up from $143.28 in 2015.

As a result, the Rams are approximately $60 million under the cap, and that bodes well considering they have `12 unrestricted free agents, including starting cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson.

Incidentally, a Rams source indicated the club has been in active talks this week with the representatives of Johnson and Jenkins and said those talks will continue.

Rams general manager Les Snead said Thursday it’s possible the club will use their franchise tag on one of their free agents, but that they are still evaluating whether or not to utilize it.