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Friday, April 28, 2017

CFL ANNOUNCES NO TEAMS VIOLATED SALARY CAP

TORONTO (April 28, 2017) – An extensive audit process has confirmed that all nine teams were under the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Salary Expenditure Cap for the 2016 season, the CFL announced today.
The salary cap for the 2016 season was $5.1 million.
The system’s review process includes detailed field audits of all nine clubs. Teams are also required to provide regular updates on compensation levels at the six-game, 12-game and 18-game points of the season.
The salary cap for the 2017 season is $5.15 million.
Under the provisions set by the League’s Board of Governors, teams that exceed the salary cap are fined; in some cases, teams can also lose multiple draft selections.            
As no team exceeded the cap in 2016, the order for the 2017 CFL Draft on May 7 is not affected. The draft order for the first round remains (barring trades) in this order:
  1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers via Toronto
  2. Saskatchewan Roughriders
  3. BC Lions via Montreal
  4. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  5. Edmonton Eskimos
  6. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  7. BC Lions
  8. Calgary Stampeders
  9. Ottawa REDBLACKS