When the new CBA went into effect in 2011 it included a provision that stated teams had the ability to carryover unused cap space from one season to the next. Last season, for example, the Pittsburgh Steelers carried over just over $500K of unused cap space from the 2011 season to 2012.
John Clayton of ESPN.com reported on Tuesday that the Steelers ended the 2012 season with $758,000 in unused cap space so we can go ahead and assume that the team will take full advantage of the CBA provision and roll that amount over into 2013.
While there has been no official word yet from the league, the salary cap is speculated to remain flat once again in 2013. Several have projected that in 2013 that the number would come in at $120.9 million, which would be an increase of only $300,000 over 2012.
Should the projection of $120.9 million number hold true then the Steelers cap number in 2013 would be right around $121.658 million.
You can see the Steelers 2013 cap numbers for all players currently under contract here.