Steelers $2,174,434 Under The Salary Cap After Guy Whimper Re-signing

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

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    Could you please pour me another cup of cap space please.

  • george

    Is this enough to sign Carrington?

  • steelster

    I hope they use this money towards finding a starting DE.

  • Ben Saluri

    With such a low number, how can desirable free agents take them seriously?

  • SteelersDepot

    First year cap hits generally low. See Mike Mitchell. Also, don’t forget about Rule of 51 displacement.

  • steelster

    Is guy whimper capable of playing left tackle and if so has he ever done it in a game for the steelers ?

  • mlc43

    I’ve said it before. I’m still surprised something with Worilds isn’t done yet. On a less serious note. Has anyone noticed how often people spell Worilds Worlds? Understandable error or something more sinister?

  • mlc43

    Read an article by Joe Starkey and he gave the Steelers an A for the off season so far. I’m not as down on what we done so far as some but I have a hard time with the A grade. What’s your thoughts?

  • Steeler Fanatic

    Get Carrington and Cotchery (somehow) signed and I’m a happy camper. They got rid of dead weight and cap room- they upgraded at safety, signed depth for the o’line and hopefully have their answer at d’end- and they didn’t have to restructure Timmons or Ben. Now, my only right field wish is David Stewart…have Munchak talk him out of retirement for a two-year deal. There is your swing tackle. They will have $$$ left after signing their draftees and put the money away for the 2015 cap.

  • moderatelysane

    I think that the FO has done pretty well. It’s easy to criticize them for being too reactive; however, none of these decisions are under the complete control of the FO. So far I would say that we’ve beat the odds by retaining Jason Worilds and bringing in a quality starter at safety. We’ve lost 2 average DEs (Kiesel and Hood), one backup DE/NT (Woods), one backup RB, a severely declining FS, and probably our #3 WR. We also secured a capable, if not flashy, CB for one more critical year, and we’ve reduced the salary cap hit of a HOF safety and great TE. Some of these losses are not the fault of the FO; just guys getting a better opportunity.

    We’ve also cut a massive amount of salary cap fat this year and next in the form of Woodley. We’ve done all of the above with minimal can kicking thus far. I would definitely give them an A. Remember, all of the losses were depth guys except DE and FS. Even Cotch should be a depth guy this year; when you get a guy like Wheaton, you expect him to challenge for #2 in camp or soon thereafter. If we pick a WR in the 1st or 2nd, we’d be possibly looking at $2M in Cotch as a #4 by mid-season. I’d love to have him stay, but it’s not a crisis if he leaves.

  • steeltown

    If they can get Carrington and a WR or RB with experience under contract, then I’ll give them an A-

  • mlc43

    See, I’m more in the B- range, though obviously it isn’t over yet. We still have time to raise the grade. I agree with everything you said but I’m becoming concerned about our DL and our lack of depth at OLB.

  • steeltown

    Should be

  • cp72

    I totally agree. Let’s say hypothetically we sign Moore and lose Cotchery. We could still be stacked at the skill positions.

    WR Antonio Brown
    WR Kelvin Benjamin
    WR Markus Wheaton
    WR Lance Moore
    RB LeVeon Bell
    TE Heath Miller
    QB Ben Roethlisberger

    Just looking at that line up makes me want to start the season tomorrow. If we can continue with the improved oline play, and with Pouncey’s return we should only be better, we could have an offensive juggernaut in the making.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Sinister…hahaha….bwahahaa….bwwwaaaahhaahhaaahaaaaahaaaaa….

  • Melly

    I know the cap hit is low, BUT couldn’t this signing been done after June 1?!?! I don’t think the Guy Whimper market is that hottttt?!?

  • steeltown

    I still think we need a RB as well… obvisouly we’ll be drafting one and maybe Tauren Poole or Alexander can step up, but I’d feel a lot better with a experienced RB behind Bell, like Michael Bush

  • Pete Johnson

    LOL at these comments/ The offseason has been a success?? By whose standards exactly?

    Let’s list the glaring holes as of right now.

    2 starting DE’s and depth behind them.
    Starting ILB (No Vince Williams is not the answer) and depth behind
    OLB with two starters with huge question marks, and a big fat zero behind them.
    Safety depth none, could use at least one more.
    Cornerback has a 34 yr old and a young guy who has never started before, squat behind them. Need at least 1 or 2.

    WR – One guy deep with absolutely nothing behind him ONE!!! (You need like 4-5 these days)
    RB – One starter deep again, with absolutely nothing behind him. Zero.

    So by my count we have about 11-13 holes to fill, and here we are a week into free agency. Oh with no money to fill them with because Worilds is taking up a massive chunk of cap space, with the genius move to tag him and destroy any shot we had to improve the team. Yeah it has been an A+++++ offseason.

    Take off the black and gold glasses, this is a 4 win team without Ben. That is how bad this roster looks right now.

  • alex

    im good with that A-, but it means restructuring is in order sooner than later…

  • greeny

    Please do not restructure Timmons. We cannot get into trouble again. They need to get a deal done with Worilds.

  • Steeler Fanatic

    Bush would be a great addition.

  • Steeler Wheeler

    Looking over the roster, there are about 30 or 31 jobs taken, leaving lots of holes to fill…and most of the ‘talented’ guys on the roster are not likely candidates. Do the Steelers have 20 draft picks?

    BTW, safety is not a problem with Troy, Shark, Mitchell, Allen and either Golden or a special Teams stud as the #5. Makes me laugh every time i see mock drafts picking safety. Sure BPA is a great strategy, but when you have 20 holes and 4 safeties???? Hoping to trade down and accumulate picks.

  • Steeler Wheeler

    I agree. it only takes one year to get out of cap trouble and eat a season. Hoping Steelers are willing to do that rather than multiple years of mediocrity. I mean, seriously, if you can’t afford Dwyer, Starks, Hood, Woods or Alex Carrington who are you kidding? Worst depth I’ve ever seen on a Steeler squad, ousting last year. This team, which has plenty of excellent starters is a few injuries away from a win-less season (see last September).

  • steeltown

    Possibly.. or maybe they get that Worilds deal hashed out

  • alex

    which would give us $9M+ after june 1st…

    to save or spend now, that is the question!

  • shawn

    I liked the wallace signing … but not a fan of this one … lets get some new blood in there !

  • Shannon Stephenson

    If Vince Williams isnt the answer you better tell Kevin Colbert. He commented on how well he thought he played last year and let the veteran Foote go because of his confidence in him.