Steelers Make Will Allen, Greg Warren Re-signings Official

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced on Wednesday that two of their unrestricted free agents, safety Will Allen and long snapper Greg Warren, have both been re-signed.

According to the report, both Allen and Warren signed one-year contracts and while the financial details aren’t yet known, both likely accepted one-year veteran qualifying contracts for the minimum based on their accrued years in the league.

In signing one-year qualifying contracts, Allen and Warren should both only count a max of 635,000 each against the Steelers 2014 salary cap and that assumes both were given the maximum $65,000 signing bonus allowed with those contracts.

As far as the Steelers overall salary cap number goes, both players will use up an additional $215,000 in cap space at the most after displacement in the top 51 takes place. It could be less depending on the amount each received as a signing bonus.

  • srdan

    I understand we can’t keep everyone and it takes two to tango. But Woods should not be in Tennessee right now.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Cotchery, Woods and Dwyer, otherwise the turnover will be rather severe.

  • Derick L Young

    Cotch for sure, Woods would be good, but Dwyer can be replaced IMO.

  • Jakob

    Why Dwyer?

  • mem359

    I’ve liked Dwyer (as a backup, not the primary RB), and was among those who thought cutting him before last season was a mistake. He has hundred yard rushing games on his resume, pass protects well, and it seemed like the better punt/kickoff returns had the ball carrier using Dwyer like a lead-blocking fullback. Assuming that the dry market for running backs keeps his price down, Dwyer provides a lot of value.

  • Derick L Young

    I don’t disagree with anything you said. A rookie will be cheaper and will have more upside.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    read what mem359 said. All true. plus inexpensive.