Steelers Have Just Over $1 Million In Salary Cap Space Following Signing Of WR Lance Moore

Now that the contract numbers for new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore are in, we should have a real good idea as to how much salary cap space the team currently has with 68 players under contract.

Following the contracts being signed by Moore, Arthur Moats and Michael Palmer, the Steelers should be roughly $1,051,934 under the cap as of right now after displacement in the top 51 occurs.

In case you are curious, the next signing that takes place will displace a $495,000 salary. So let’s say the Steelers sign a running back at the end of this week that has a 2014 cap charge of $1.5 million, that would only use another $1.005 million of cap space.

On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin said he thinks the team will sign an experienced running back by the end of this week.

Should the Steelers need even more cap space between now and June 2, they would most likely restructure the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons. That would free up nearly $4 million more in cap space. However, as it looks right now, they are trying hard to avoid having to do that.

  • steeltown

    Moving right along

  • cp72

    If they can get MJD or Blount signed that is a great free agency period.

    Lost: Cotchery, Sanders, Dwyer, Foote, Woods, Hood, Woodley

    Signed/Resigned: Moore, MJD or Blount, Moats, Thomas, Ike, Worilds, Wallace, Whimper, and Palmer

    We are a deeper team than we were when we started free agency.

  • steeltown

    Also added M.Mitchell and W.Allen

  • george

    Then signing Carrington and Blount both is out unless they restructure Timmons-right?

  • cp72

    I think the Carrington ship has sailed IMO.

  • cp72

    Edit upcoming….we signed them so early i forgot to include them.

  • steeltown

    …or Ben extension… or long term deal for Worilds

  • srdan

    And reduced cap hits with 43/83.

  • steeltown

    I think its clear defensively our positions of need are CB and DL

  • RMSteeler

    Would’ve been an interesting FA period if CAP wasn’t raised.

  • cp72

    Yeah I agree. I’m firmly on the Benjamin bandwagon so my mock would shape up like this

    1. Benjamin
    2. Tuitt
    3. Jaylen Watkins
    4. Ross Cockrell

    If we go wide receiver early it definitely is ignoring two big needs on defense. I just am intrigued by a big bodied WR with the rest of our talented skill guys.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    I wonder if they don’t want to redo timmons because they don’t want fa targets seeing the cap space or because they really don’t want too. Surely they have to at some point given their actions and needs thus far.

  • Ben Saluri

    I would say it is going to be LSH…Vikings and Kirby were sniffing him last week.

  • srdan

    I wonder why they are staying away from restructuring tim?

  • steeltown

    I think its because they already restructured him in ’12 and again in ’13… I think they are trying to stay away from continuing to push money back on the same players, especially ones that are in their late 20’s (think LaMarr Woodley)

  • srdan

    I get that. But if there is anyone that I feel confident playing most games it’s Tim. Youre the first to point out his longetivity and quiet production. He is exactly the type you wan tot restructure, no?

  • steeltown

    True, he and A.Brown are the prefect candidates, but the goal should be to not have to restructure anyone..

    I’d much rather clear space by giving Ben a contract extension

  • Nolrog

    I would add in MILB. I think we still need an upgrade there. And then depth, we need a lot more defensive depth.

  • alex

    which both must get done anyway, so why not now