Contract Breakdown Of Steelers WR Plaxico Burress, LS Greg Warren & TE/FB David Johnson

The contracts of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, long snapper Greg Warren and tight end/fullback David Johnson have now all be filed to the NFLPA and here is a rundown on each of them.

Burress received a one-year qualifying contract which comes with a reduced salary cap charge. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $940,000 in 2013 and received a $65,000 signing bonus, which is the maximum he could get for that type of contract. He will have a cap charge of $620,000 in 2013 with that contract. Should he not make the final 53 man roster his dead money charge in 2014 will only be $65,000.

Like Burress, Warren also received a one-year qualifying contract. His base salary, however, is scheduled to be $840,000. Like Burress, he also received a $65,000 signing bonus. The cap hit for Warren will be $620,000.

Johnson received a one-year deal as well, but he does not have enough accrued years to qualify for a qualifying contract that was given top both Burress and Warren. His base salary is $630,000 and that will also be his cap charge as he did not receive a signing bonus. There will be not be any dead money associated with him should he not make the Steelers final 53 man roster.

  • Brendon Glad

    I think it’s shaping up for Tavon Austin WR from WVU. He looked spectacular at the combine. I’m all-in on that one.

  • After Top-51 displacement, is that a total change in cap space of about 200k per player?

  • there about.

  • Build a roster to make a run this year. Draft to fill holes when these one or two year contracts/veterans leave. I like it

  • Kevin Gobleck

    with ya as well reports were saying that he was training with Ike Taylor & Tom Shaw down in New Orleans earlier, which makes me more comfortable drafting him. This guy could make us forget about Wallace with his explosiveness and speed.

  • mghjr88

    Very disappointed we won’t be seeing a corner combo of Keenan Lewis and Cortez Allen in the future. I think that would have been the ideal duo going forward after Ike departs.

    The signing of Gay helps the loss of Lewis, but we basically know what his ceiling is and I am questioning the amount they’re paying him. I would have rather replaced Lewis in the draft with a more promising player.

    If they lose Sanders as well, I will be amazed.

  • TsarPepe

    I would hate to see Sanders follow Wallace out the door, but some small part of me is curious to see how the Steelers will line up Brown and Plaxico as their 1 & 2 receivers!

  • TsarPepe

    I agree about reaching out to Lewis. The Steelers screwed up big time. But no need to get worked up about Gay. He’s getting 1 million next year, and no one guarantees that he’s gonna stay any longer. He’s our nickel corner; how much do you want him to get? A sandwich and a beer? Kyle Arrington, who projects to be the Pats’ nickel CB, just got a 4-hr/16mil deal.

  • mghjr88

    I would have rather not had Gay altogether so the team could continue to develop younger players with higher ceilings.

    I would keep that sandwich and beer for myself.

    Is William Gay the same player as Kyle Arrington? No. I am afraid they are not and Kyle Arrington just came off a year that saw him nab 7 interceptions (2 more than Gay’s CAREER TOTAL). Regardless, the idea that ” Well, the Patriots are paying their nickel back a lot, so it’s ok if we do it” is asinine.

  • mghjr88

    Maybe you should make him a sandwich so he stays.

  • alex

    whyy doos yoos guys keep forgeting about Cotchery?

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  • steeltown

    Brilliant signings… these players have tons of experience at the respective positions and as mentioned above if they dont make the final roster the dead money is very minimal