2014 NFL Salary Cap Number Of $133 Million Should Be Announced By Monday

According to a Thursday report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 2014 salary cap should be set by Monday as long as any unexpected issues don’t come up.

The cap number, according to a Thursday report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, will be $133 million per team, which would be a $10 million increase over last season.

According to a Wednesday report by Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers would be $6,748,066 over a $132 million cap number. If the number comes in at $133 million per team, that number of course drops down to $5,748,066 over and would mean that by merely cutting tackle Levi Brown, the Steelers would be in cap compliance.

Outside of releasing Brown, the Steelers are still expected to restructure the contract of wide receiver Antonio Brown to free up nearly another $4 million in cap space. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons also could also be in line for another restructure as well and that would also free up another $4 million.

Those three moves alone would clear roughly $14 million in cap space for the 2014 season and put the Steelers around $8.25 million under the cap with more business surely to be on tap.

  • harding36

    Great news. Don’t they also get to carry over a couple million from last year?

  • pittsburghjoe

    The team gets way too much crap for being up against the cap. With the exception of a couple of years, they have been in the hunt every year for a very long time. I do not know a team that has done a better job retaining talent.

  • SteelersDepot

    that’s included in the number

  • Matt Manzo

    Are we saying it “should” be announced on Monday, or it “should” be 133m$?

  • harding36

    Got it. Thanks.

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  • Matt Manzo

    I’m just worried that on Tuesday it’s gonna be announced as $80 million!

  • SteelersDepot

    Well, if it is $80 million, there will be a lot of upset players and I expect DeMaurice Smith would be scrambling to get out of the country.

  • Dr. Funkenstein

    I hope this helps teams retain the middle of the roster, rather than allow $30 million/year quarterback contracts.

  • Paddy

    I guess that means Worilds will be gone for sure and Woodley will be back.

  • GH05T

    imo i don’t think that will be the case at all i feel worillds will be retained barring a major brainfart by the front office

  • Douglas Andrews

    With a cap number of 132 mill I could also see a scenario where all three J Jones Woodley and Worilds are on the roster for this season.

  • falconsaftey43

    Noticed something pretty interesting when going through old Combine numbers. The past five drafts, the Steelers have selected someone who had a top 10 overall broad jump. M. Wallace, E. Sanders, C. Allen, C. Brown, K. Moore (UDFA), S. Thomas. All were WR or CBs. Seems they might think this is an important measurable for the positions. This years top 10 broad jumpers at CB and WR are: Moncrief, Tevin Reese, Kyle Fuller, Bennett Jackson, Jean-Baptiste. Will be interesting to see if one of them ends of being a Steeler.

  • steelster

    why hold onto Woodley the steelers can save 25 million by cutting him right now. He would be off the books for 2015 and 2016.

  • Douglas Andrews

    They could hang on to Woodley for one more season jfor depth. If they cut Woodley then the only backup right now is C Carter= No Depth. Now they can sign a FA and i’m sure they will draft at least 1 OLB but I’m okay if they cut Woodley. Dude just can’t stay healthy 14 games missed over 3 years I was only thinking that with a salary cap number projected a lot higher than we expected it’s a possibility.

  • Aric Brown

    good research… but for future reference Moncrief needs to be in CAPS

  • Aric Brown

    I think if we can resign Worilds, Woodleys future lies in the draft… if Barr slips to us at 15 Woodley will be packing his bags

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  • Joe Gulaskey

    Why still restructure contracts? Why not still make the tough decisions to cut players and no longer have back loaded contracts. Releasing Woodley and Ike should still happen, but now instead of a draft pick replacing them they have the chance to use free agents as well.

  • cp72

    I don’t think Bennett Jackson gets mentioned enough in this draft class. He’s a 6 foot corner who ran sub 4.5 forty. I have watched a lot of Notre Dame games he is scrappy and will tackle. Seems like everyone is enamored with Desir and SBJ, but never mentions solid guys like Bennett.

  • Nolrog

    Not only upset players. A number of 80 million would create chaos in the league.

  • dkoy85

    Nice job. The name I like the most on that list is Fuller.

  • dkoy85

    They’ll probably do the work in trying to find replacements/backups through free agency that can be had at a reasonable cost. There is a small chance they go after a top corner in FA but I think they have more of a chance of going after a top tier safety than corner, so assuming Taylor wants another year and is willing to take a big paycut he’ll be on the roster next year battling with a top draft pick. It’s hard to say what they’ll do with Woodley. Possibly sign Worilds and go after a low cost backup and release Woodley right out or post June 1st? Judging by what Colbert said about wanting to sign Worilds and what he didnt say about Woodley and the cap being higher(hopefully) than what it was projected my gut is telling me they get Worilds signed- and to more than they wanted to. Basically they’ll do the work to find some cheap, younger free agents but if that doesnt work out at the very least Taylor will be on the roster.

  • cencalsteeler

    Well,……. there goes the increase in beer prices again!!


    Yeah not sure why they wouldn’t just cut Ike and save all $7 million. Bring in a free agent. Ike is done, if he wants to retire a Steeler then sign for the minimum and be a back up.


    I think they will do the June 1 cut. He will carry some dead money in 2015, but they will have plenty of cap space. If they cut him outright, he has $14 in dead money this year with no cap savings(which we need this year)

  • Douglas Andrews

    Barr would be a nice addition so would Mosely. I agree with you that if we draft any one of those guys Woodley is toast.