On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper to a one-year contract and the financials of the deal are now in.
According to NFLPA records, Whimper signed a one-year veteran minimum contract based on his accrued years and received a $65,000 signing bonus. As a result, he will have a reduced cap charge of $635,000 as that deal was a qualified contract.
After signing Whimper, the Steelers now have $2,174,434.00 in available salary cap space.
The Steelers will get an additional $8 million in cap space once the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley becomes official on June 2. In addition, more cap space can be created if a long-term deal with linebacker Jason Worilds is ever worked out, or if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger receives an extension.
Should the Steelers need more cap space prior to those two things taking place, they can restructure the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons which could free up nearly $4 million more in cap space