New Steelers LB Arthur Moats Signed A One-Year Qualifying Contract

If you like the versatility that former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats brings to the Pittsburgh Steelers, you’ll like his contract even more.

Moats, who was originally drafted in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of James Madison, signed a one-year qualifying contract worth $795,000 with the Steelers.

In 2014, Moats will receive a minimum base salary of $730,000 and was given a $65,000 signing bonus in addition. Due to the terms of his contract, he will have a reduced cap charge of $635,000.

Moats signing barely eats into the Steelers available salary cap space following top 51 roster displacement.

  • PA2AK

    Another in a long list of solid moves this off-season, imo. Filling some holes, letting older guys walk, patience, fitting players to the team, not getting us in additional $ trouble going forward, trusting their young guys but not giving them a free spot. I like it. We’ll see how well it does going forward.

  • Steelers12328882

    Sweet! That’s how you get it done. If we could just get Carrington to lower his price now.

  • srdan

    good point. You take an optimistic view similar to mine.

    I think the nonsense of “reactionary moves” is ridiculous. Of course you react if one of your players leaves.

    I said on past posts, I considered this offseason a success once Worldis was signed and Woodley released. I liked wood a lot, but got tired of him not playing. I’d rather take a sure 9 sacks a year, than a 4 sacks one year, and 14 the next. Yes they average out to the same thing, but it’s easier to plan a team with consistency. Wood didn’t give us that in a long time.

  • AzheDraven

    The ony thing I dont like is that if he has a great season it will be very expensive to bring him back.

  • dkoy85

    Hopefully V Williams beats him out in camp or some point in the season but he shows enough to be resigned to a good deal.

  • srdan

    This is a fine year by colbert and staff so far. They have taken a scalpel approach to the team. I like it. They allowed players to leave without overpaying and brought in young guys that have some potential but were signed to very friendly team contracts. Thomas and Moats are more than likely just depth, or situational, but are both young and could potentially flourish into more. Moats will be on ST which is a bonus.

    The only thing I did not like is losing two players at one position. But I think Wheaton made that digestible. The Moore signing shouldn’t be overlooked either. He could potentially grow (no pun) considerably with more touches. He was often on the sidelines in NO.

  • SFIC

    ala Jason Worilds

  • PA2AK

    Have to keep it positive! That’s the way my broke Irish grandparents taught me!

  • steelster

    With the moore and moats signing do they have any money left. At this point it has to be under a million dollars. There is a good chance they won’t sign anyone else.

  • James Kling

    Last line of the article says what?

  • dgh57

    I like these prove it to me first contracts we’ve been giving out lately!

  • PA2AK

    it doesn’t say anything about what is left. I guess we could do the math…I’ll wait to see if Dave puts something together. I’m sure he would be more accurate than if I were to do it!

  • Jason

    If the biggest problem with this guy is that he gives us a great season for $795,000 and then leaves I’m ok with it. I get what you’re saying but let’s see what he does before we worry about losing him.

  • steelster

    his cap charge is 635 and yes I repeat they can only have around 1 million.

  • tim

    Don’t we get another $5 or more in space in June, via Woodley?

  • joed32

    Not bad for a team in “salary cap hell”.

  • steeltown

    I believe we get nearly $8MIL from june designation, not to mention they can still restructure Timmons, extend Ben or get the long term deal hashed out with Worilds…. plenty of ways to open up cap

  • srdan

    True, whats a rookie class cost nowadays? 3-4mil?

    That means that in June if MJD or another player that we could consider a solid contributor is stil around, they coudl get a call.

  • steelster

    yes, and it’s 8 million and to be used on the rookie draft class but they should still have some money left over.

  • steelster

    yes, we don’t know the moore deal or has it been released.

  • Will Hammer

    when june comes around they’ll have more from the woodley deal;..

  • Will Hammer

    good sign, get younger . leave the Harrison temptation were it is . OPEN !!!

  • pittsburghjoe

    Right price! Real good depth. I wish they could have picked him up for 2 years at that price.

  • SteelersDepot

    Steelers should have roughly $1,744,434 in cap space with the Lance Moore contract still needing to be accounted for.

  • Tom

    Sounds like a solid signing that fills a need.

  • Nolrog

    The money from Woodley will be enough to sign the rookie class and leave enough left over for a mid-season signing should someone get injured.