Cap adjustments take place for a variety of reasons, but most often result from "Likely to be earned" incentives from the previous year that weren't actually earned. Often, teams manipulate player incentives in order to deliberately push money from one year to the next. Thus, a negative cap adjustment
Also, cap adjustments have been known to change during the off-season. There are constant behind-the-scenes analysis and rulings that have the potential to modify the total amount a team is able to spend in a given year. Normally, any changes after the start of the league year are minor.
The Seahawks' adjusted cap for 2006 is now $95,357,249. Of course, if the Collective Bargaining Agreement is extended, the total cap for all teams will increase substantially.
Here is the list of the cap adjustments for all 32 NFL teams.
CREDITS (Cap limit raised above $94.513 million)
Kansas City $3,436,422
St. Louis $2,517,558
New Orleans $2,058,846
Green Bay $1,737,071
N.Y. Giants $1,208,123
San Diego $600,765
N.Y. Jets $499,344
CHARGES (Cap limit lowered below $94.513 million)
San Francisco $17,824
Tampa Bay $308,890
New England $2,026,060
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