A Look At The Steelers 2013 Salary Cap Situation Post Final Roster Moves

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their final roster cuts and transactions so now we have a pretty good idea as to what the 2013 salary cap situation looks like with the season opener now almost one week away.

According to my numbers, the Steelers are nearly $3.8 million underneath their adjusted cap number. These numbers might not be exact, but should be very close.

So what’s next? For starters, it still think there is a possibility that Ziggy Hood gets a contract extension between now and the start of the regular season. That’s not guaranteed to happen, but when you consider that Steve McLendon, Cameron Heyward, Nick Williams and Hebron Fangupo are currently the only defensive linemen under contract for 2014, I think they need to try to work something out.

Can running back Isaac Redman get his 2013 cap number dropped with a modest extension? I think so and that could be another deal that gets done very shortly.

As for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, it’s not looking good this late in the game, but stranger things have happened.

UNDER CONTRACT PLAYERS
PLAYERBASE SALARYCAP CHARGE
Ben Roethlisberger$2,600,000$13,595,000
Troy Polamalu$7,500,000$10,137,500
Ike Taylor$6,000,000$9,454,166
Lamarr Woodley$3,600,000$9,190,000
Heath Miller$5,162,000$7,958,500
Lawrence Timmons$750,000$5,816,250
Brett Keisel$2,825,000$4,900,000
Ryan Clark$3,500,000$4,750,000
Antonio Brown$650,000$3,120,000
Ziggy Hood$715,000$2,990,860
Maurkice Pouncey$977,250$2,527,875
Emmanuel Sanders$2,500,000$2,500,000
Larry Foote$1,500,000$1,833,333
Cameron Heyward$984,548$1,828,644
David DeCastro$745,177$1,775,886
Shaun Suisham$1,425,000$1,762,500
Jarvis Jones$405,000$1,582,818
Jerricho Cotchery$1,000,000$1,500,000
Ramon Foster$1,100,000$1,500,000
Steve McLendon$900,000$1,458,333
Isaac Redman$1,323,000$1,323,000
Bruce Gradkowski$1,000,000$1,283,333
William Gay$1,000,000$1,166,666
Jason Worilds$630,000$985,000
Matt Spaeth$825,000$962,500
Marcus Gilbert$668,402$880,204
Mike Adams$480,000$805,375
Le’Veon Bell$405,000$749,200
Curtis Brown$555,000$685,300
Cortez Allen$555,000$652,875
Sean Spence – PUP$500,000$636,345
Al Woods$630,000$630,000
David Johnson$630,000$630,000
Michael Palmer$630,000$630,000
Greg Warren$840,000$620,000
LaRod Stephens-Howling$715,000$620,000
Plaxico Burress – IR$940,000$620,000
Chris Carter$555,000$595,700
Felix Jones$715,000$587,500
Guy Whimper$715,000$555,000
Kion Wilson$555,000$555,000
Markus Wheaton$405,000$552,844
Shamarko Thomas$405,000$518,287
Landry Jones$405,000$514,805
David Paulson$480,000$491,474
Kelvin Beachum$480,000$491,474
Drew Butler$480,000$481,666
Robert Golden$480,000$481,666
Nicholas Williams – IR$405,000$419,462
Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith$480,000$480,000
John Malecki$480,000$480,000
Will Johnson$480,000$480,000
Vince Williams$405,000$424,670
Derek Moye$405,000$405,000
Hebron Fangupo$405,000$405,000
Isaiah Green$405,000$405,000
TOTAL 53 PLUS IR & PUP$66,305,377 $113,386,011
DEAD MONEY
PLAYERBASE SALARYCAP CHARGE
James Harrison$0$4,930,000
Willie Colon$0$2,150,000
Alameda Ta’amu$0$324,984
Chris Rainey$0$136,239
Terry Hawthorne$0$47,513
Toney Clemons$0$37,368
Terrence Frederick$0$34,422
Justin Brown$0$26,018
Baron Batch$0$23,256
Ivory Wade$0$4,000
Terry Carter$0$3,334
Ikponmwosa Igbinosun$0$3,334
Ryan Lee$0$3,334
Marquis Maze$0$3,334
Brandon Lindsey$0$2,667
Jake Stoller$0$2,667
Nick Embernate$0$2,500
Mike Golic$0$2,500
White, Anthony$0$2,000
Dixon, Connor$0$1,667
Cordian Hagans$0$1,667
Adrian Robinson$0$1,666
Chris Hubbard$0$1,500
Saunders, Weslye$0$1,334
Reggie Dunn$0$1,333
Omar Hunter$0$1,333
Joe Madsen$0$1,000
Curtis McNeal$0$1,000
Alan Baxter$0$833
J.D. Woods$0$833
Brian Arnfelt$0$667
Mike Farrell$0$667
Terence Garvin$0$667
Anthony White$0$667
Luke Ingram$0$500
TOTAL DEAD MONEY*$7,756,804
2013 Salary Cap*$123,000,000
2012 Carryover*$758,811
2013 Adjustment*$1,168,000
2013 Adjusted Salary Cap Number$124,926,811
2013 Contracts Plus Dead Money$121,142,815
Amount Under Cap$3,783,996