Originally Posted by Superjudge
You can sign anyone ya want, you just have to pay up.
1. What is a salary cap? Why have one?
A salary cap is a limit on the amount teams can spend on player contracts, which helps to maintain competitive balance in the league. Without a salary cap, teams with deeper pockets can simply outspend the remaining teams for the better free agents. The basic idea is that a team can only sign a free agent if the total payroll for the team will not exceed the salary cap. So a team with deep pockets is playing on a level playing field with every other team.
Sorry a team cannot go over the cap to sign a free agent unless they have a players Bird Rights, a player is a restricted free agent, or a team uses LLE or the MLE