According to ProFootballTalk.com, the salary cap is expected to exceed $123 million, which would mean a rise of $2.4 million from 2012. This also bodes well for the 49ers, who are a projected $2.557 million over the $121.1 million previous projected cap. This would now put the 49ers at around only $657,000 over the cap.
The 49ers could easily get under the cap with a simple restructure, or release like Parys Haralson or David Akers.
I expect the 49ers to get even more under when they trade Alex Smith, and gain an additional $9.75 million in cap room.
Since the 49ers aren’t likely to franchise Dashon Goldson, which would cost around $7,454,400 for 1 year, any extra amount is likely to be used for the purpose to retain Goldson, and possibly the likes of Delanie Walker and Ricky Jean Francois.
No doubt this is a small amount that is being projected rise, but it still will do all teams justice, not just the 49ers, but all teams in the NFL, especially those over the cap.