The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent tackle Guy Whimper on Monday and the contract details are pretty simple and not taxing cap wise.
According to an agent, Whimper signed a one-year qualifying contract that includes a base salary of $715,000 and no signing bonus. Being as it was a qualifying contract, the cap hit for Whimper will be $555,000. Thanks to displacement in the top 51 salaries, the Steelers only used $75,000 of cap space to sign Whimper.
Being as Whimper received no signing bonus, he will not cost the Steelers anything in the way of dead money to release should he not make the final 53 man roster out of training camp.
In addition to Whimper only receiving the minimum, he was also issued jersey No. 61, which means that the numbers of Max Starks and Doug Legursky, No 78 and No. 64 respectively, are still available.
The Steelers reportedly have $298,432.00 in available cap space after the signing of Whimper and another undrafted free agent that received a signing bonus of $666.00.