Steelers $5.25 Million Under The Salary Cap Heading Into Friday
The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly entertaining unrestricted free agents Alex Carrington and Cam Thomas on Friday and they should have enough cap space to sign both should they be so inclined.
According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, the Steelers are currently $5.25 million under the $133 million salary cap after their early free agent activity has been filed with the NFLPA.
While $5.25 million might not seem like a lot, you have to keep in mind that they will gain another $8 million in cap space come June 2 when the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley hits the books. In addition, when and if a long-term deal gets done with linebacker Jason Worilds, that should also free up another $3 million plus in space.
The Steelers 2014 draft class should only eat up about $5.5 million in cap space and should they need even more room moving forward, they can restructure the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons and free up nearly another $4 million in cap space.