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Browns' Craig Robertson Has Highest Percentage Cap Increase Among Inside Linebackers

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

According to Spotrac, Cleveland Browns ILB Craig Robertson will see the highest percentage increase in base salary from 2014 to 2015 among inside linebackers in the NFL.

In 2014, Robertson held a cap figure of $570,000. In 2015, he will hold a cap figure of $2,356,000, an increase of 313% in his year-to-year cap figures. Robertson saw the jump when the Browns placed a second-round tender on the restricted free agent, which he signed about a month ago.

The numbers and percentage increase will be exactly the same for Browns FS Tashaun Gipson if he signs his second-round tender. At least two safeties would be ahead of Gipson in terms of a percentage increase, with the highest being veteran S Mike Adams (388% increase).

The largest percentage increase goes to TE Julius Thomas at 1290%, who had a cap hit of $741,000 with the Broncos in 2014 and now a $10.3 million cap hit with the Jaguars in 2015. I think they overpaid just a tad for him.