Post June 1st Steelers 2013 Salary Cap Update & Rookie Draft Pick Contracts


Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up all of their OTA sessions of the 2013 season they head into next week with eight of their nine 2013 draft picks under contract, as only fourth-round quarterback Landry Jones remains unsigned.

This past week the Steelers signed linebacker Jarvis Jones, running back Le\'Veon Bell and defensive end Nick Williams, and all of their contracts have been filed with the NFLPA.

Below is a look at all eight of the rookie contracts, and it should be noted that the contract of Jarvis Jones is fully guaranteed and also includes a fifth-year club option in addition.

Now that the $5.5 million base salary of Willie Colon is off the books, the Steelers have a little more than $4.2 million of cap space to work with moving forward with their Rule of 51, which is plenty of room to get an extension or two done before the start of the 2013 season.

Keep in mind that displacement is still in play with the Rule of 51 in addition, so that means there is also plenty of room to add a veteran player or two, especially if those players agree to one-year qualified contracts that come with reduced cap charges.

Jarvis Jones - First Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $1,177,818 $0 $1,582,818
2014 $800,705 $1,177,818 $0 $1,978,523
2015 $1,196,410 $1,177,818 $0 $2,374,228
2016 $1,592,115 $1,177,818 $0 $2,769,933
TOTAL $3,994,230 $4,711,272 $0 $8,705,502
Le\'Veon Bell - Second Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $344,200 $0 $749,200
2014 $495,000 $344,200 $97,300 $936,500
2015 $779,600 $344,200 $0 $1,123,800
2016 $966,900 $344,200 $0 $1,311,100
TOTAL $2,646,500 $1,376,800 $97,300 $4,120,600
Markus Wheaton - Third Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $147,844 $0 $552,844
2014 $515,000 $147,844 $0 $662,844
2015 $605,000 $147,844 $0 $752,844
2016 $695,000 $147,844 $0 $842,844
TOTAL $2,220,000 $591,376 $0 $2,811,376
Shamarko Thomas - Fourth Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $113,287 $0 $518,287
2014 $495,000 $113,287 $0 $608,287
2015 $585,000 $113,287 $0 $698,287
2016 $675,000 $113,287 $0 $788,287
TOTAL $2,160,000 $453,148 $0 $2,613,148
Landry Jones - Fourth Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $109,805 $0 $514,805
2014 $495,000 $109,805 $0 $604,805
2015 $585,000 $109,805 $0 $694,805
2016 $675,000 $109,805 $0 $784,805
TOTAL $2,160,000 $439,220 $0 $2,599,220
Terry Hawthorne - Fifth Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $47,513 $0 $452,513
2014 $495,000 $47,513 $0 $542,513
2015 $585,000 $47,513 $0 $632,513
2016 $675,000 $47,513 $0 $722,513
TOTAL $2,160,000 $190,052 $0 $2,350,052
Justin Brown - Sixth Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $26,018 $0 $431,018
2014 $495,000 $26,018 $0 $521,018
2015 $585,000 $26,018 $0 $611,018
2016 $675,000 $26,018 $0 $701,018
TOTAL $2,160,000 $104,072 $0 $2,264,072
Vince Williams - Sixth Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $19,670 $0 $424,670
2014 $495,000 $19,670 $0 $514,670
2015 $585,000 $19,670 $0 $604,670
2016 $675,000 $19,670 $0 $694,670
TOTAL $2,160,000 $78,680 $0 $2,238,680
Nick Williams- Seventh Round
YEAR BASE BONUS PRORATION ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2013 $405,000 $14,462 $0 $419,462
2014 $495,000 $14,462 $0 $509,462
2015 $585,000 $14,462 $0 $599,462
2016 $675,000 $14,462 $0 $689,462
TOTAL $2,160,000 $57,848 $0 $2,217,848

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  • NW86

    Thanks, I know these numbers were already known but its nice to see them all laid out like that.
    I’m a little surprised they gave Jarvis a fully guaranteed deal, the breaking point last year was right after the 16th pick they only got 3 years guaranteed i think. but when it happened so quickly I figured they must have given it to him. Hopefully he is as good as they think he is, and stays healthy for 4 years.

  • nikgreene

    Any idea why there is a delay with completing Landry Jones’ contract?

  • Shea Fahr

    As quick as everyone else fell into the slot system, I will agree with you that this is most curious…

  • SteelersDepot

    Might be guaranteed amount or offset language. Not much to
    negotiate.

  • Shea Fahr

    I would think he will be fine. He needs a bit more sand in the pants but the talent is there. He obviously has plenty of time to develop considering the talent he went against in the SEC week in and week out.

  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    The rule of 51 goes away when the season starts, correct? Therefore, they have to account for 55-57 players when you count IR & PUP guys which puts them back real close to the cap.

  • SteelersDepot

    Real close to the cap? The final two roster spots will not even eat up $1M and you are forgetting that a few in the top 51 right now wont make the final 53 which will offset a lot of that.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Exactly as Dave said. For example, Jonathan Dwyer, Plaxico Burress, Stevenson Sylvester, Greg Warren, Brian Moorman, and David Johnson can all be considered on the bubble for a roster spot at the moment. Most of them would only offer marginal return in terms of cap savings (Dwyer being the largest of course with the RFA contract), but if some of these players don’t end up making the roster, it will help offset the additional costs (52nd and 53rd players, IR, practice squad), making them negligible. If the Steelers release Justin King before the season starts, they could save over $300K after displacement if I’m not mistaken.

  • Eddy

    I’m surprised the Steelers gave a fully guaranteed contact to Jarvis too.

    Last year Cincinnati drafted Dre Kirkpatrick at 17 and he only had the first 3 years guaranteed. I was expecting the Steelers to keep the 17th overall pick as a non-fully guaranteed contact.

  • Dan

    So who are the prime candidates for extentions?

  • SteelersDepot

    Maybe not “prime”, but Ziggy & Emmanuel are guys that might be considered.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    It’s gotta be Ziggy. Even though he’s barely been an ok starter I’d say it’s a must need to resign him. I’d imagine he won’t command a huge contract either. I’d be very surprised if Clark, Keisel, or Worilds contracts are touched until the end of the season, if they’re even resigned. Maybe Al Woods plays well enough in the preseason and gets an extension. Like the mod said, Sanders is a possibility too, but I think with his already elevated salary the Steelers will look to see how well he performs, which if he plays well the Steelers will lose him, lol.

  • steeltown

    In addition to the names below.. I’d add Clark (1yr extension)

  • Dan

    I’d imagine any of these possibilities are end-of-camp options after we see how the guys are playing this year. Sitting at my computer in California, I don’t know if Ziggy is the type of guy who will work even harder once he’s paid or the type that will slack off. But the guys who work with him every day should have a better feel about that.
    At this point the only guy I’d feel really comfortable about extending long term is Pouncey, but I reckon he’s got a couple more years left on his deal.

  • Dan

    I like Clark, but I think we’d be better to hold on him. If current trends continue, he won’t command big money next year even if has a great season due to his age.
    I’d rather roll over as much cap money as we’re allowed until next year and spend the rest on some extension that may cost more in 2013 but saves money in 2014.

  • Ahmad

    I think after the 2nd or 3rd preseason game we might see a guy like Ziggy Hood extended and who knows. Clark might get an extra year tacked on.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    I’m going to buy some tags only got $20 in my pocket! Thrift shop…

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