2009 Salary Cap

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Justin Hartwig Contract Numbers

Below are the new contract numbers for center Justin Hartwig who was signed to a three year contract extension earlier in the week. The base yearly numbers are correct and the signing bonus numbers are from estimations according to published reports. Based on the numbers below, the 2009 cap charge…

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Contract Numbers For Sean McHugh

Tight end/fullback Sean McHugh recently agreed to a three-year, $2.57 million contract with a $390,000 signing bonus. Below is a break down of the contract and the base salary for each year. This will make the cap charge in 2009 for McHugh to be $750,000.00. 2009 – $620,000.00 2010 –…

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Fireworks Unlikely For Steelers At Midnight

As free agency officially begins at midnight tonight, the Steelers will likely be on the sidelines watching all of the action. A salary cap report earlier in the day by Adam Schefter said the Steelers were only $7,400,000.00 under the $127,000,000.00 salary cap. My Steelers salary cap estimation has them…

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NFL Expands Salary Cap To $127 million in 2009

The salary cap will be expanded to $127 million in 2009. NFL teams didn’t spend as much as they were supposed to under the collective bargaining agreement the past three years so teams were notified on Wednesday that the salary cap will increase over $4 million from $123 to $127…

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Steelers Trying To Keep G Chris Kemoeatu

The Steelers are in talks to keep guard Chris Kemoeatu. They are negotiating with Kemoeatu, who finished his first season as the Steelers starting left guard in his fourth year in the league. Kemoeatu\’s agent, Ken Vierra, said he talked Friday with Steelers contract negotiator Omar Khan in Indianapolis during…

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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Max Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on tackle Max Starks on Thursday, a move that will keep him from entering free agency and guarantee him $8.451 million in salary for the 2009 season. The Steelers will now attempt to work out a long-term deal with Starks, who started…