All CFL teams come in under the salary cap during 2017 season

The CFL announced Friday all nine of its teams were under the $5.15-million salary cap in 2017.

As a result, the order of the league’s annual draft May 3 is unaffected. The Montreal Alouettes currently hold the first pick overall.

The last team to go over the salary cap was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2014. The Ticats spent $8,939 over the $5 million allotted cap and were fined the same amount.

Teams must provide updates on salary at the six-, 12- and 18-game mark of the season. The CFL introduced the salary cap management system in 2007 to provide competitive balance.

The league’s salary cap for 2018 will increase to $5.2 million, the final season of the current collective bargaining agreement which ends in May 2019.

-CP

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