Archive | 2011 Salary Cap

Kevin Colbert Gambled & Lost This Year With Aaron Smith

It pains me to see Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith limp off into the sunset now as he likely will do now after being placed on injured reserve yesterday with a bad foot, but there are not many of us who did not see this coming based on his recent injury history and inability to […]

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Steelers Extend & Restructure Aaron Smith Contract To Free Up Cap Room

The Steelers freed up some salary cap room this past week as they restructured the contract of defensive end Aaron Smith and extended it a season in addition to do so. Smith was currently in the final year of his contract that pays him a base salary of $4.5 million. The Steelers converted $1.75 million […]

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How The Steelers Were Able To Afford Max Starks

I have been asked how the Steelers were able to afford Max Starks being as they were so strapped for cap room so I thought I would post the specifics in a short post. Before Starks signed his one year deal for the vet minimum the Steelers reportedly just under the salary cap by less […]

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Max Starks Contract 1 Year For $810K

Gerry Dulac reported a little while ago on Twitter that the contract for newly re-signed tackle Max Starks is for one year and the veteran minimum of $810,000. The contract is believed to have included a $50,000 signing bonus in addition. The new Starks contract is believed to only count $575,000 against the cap per […]

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No Vacancy For The Hotel

I have been asked quite a bit why the Steelers have not re-signed Flozell Adams back after right tackle Willie Colon was lost for the season this past Sunday and the simple answer is there just is not enough cap room to meet his likely salary demands. I finally cleared up my 2011 salary cap […]

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Steelers Show Cash Flow Not A Problem During 2011 Offseason

Following the lockout the Steelers offseason has been filled with the writing of several big checks with the latest being the new 4-year, 36.5 million contract for the all-everything safety Troy Polamalu that took place at the airport today, just before the Steelers left for Baltimore. The Steelers had a long laundry list of things […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap & Total Players Under Contract

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE POST BELOW ORIGINALLY POSTED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2011!!! Now that the cuts have been made, I finally got around to crunching the complete numbers of the players under contract in 2012 and have compiled the dead money that will push forward next year so we now have a starting point for […]

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Omar Khan Strikes Again With New Timmons Contract

The new 6-year contract with inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was announced by the Steelers on Tuesday and once again Steelers Business & Football Administration Coordinator Omar Khan has proven why he is the best in the business at getting smart deals done. Timmons was heading into his final year under contract and was still owed […]

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Steelers Can Now Turn Attention To Polamalu And Timmons

The news came in this morning that the Steelers had signed franchised outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley to a 6-year, $61 million dollar contract extension and now they they can turn their attention to safety Troy Polamalu and inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, both of whom are going into their final year under contract. The Steelers can […]

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Steelers Sign LaMarr Woodley To 6 Year $61.5 Extension

Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley announced this morning via his Facebook page that he has just signed a new 6-year contract extension for $61.5 million. The deal includes $22.5 million in bonuses and he will be the second highest-paid Steeler of all time, behind only quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers have been working to sign Woodley […]

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Colbert Says Steelers In Salary Cap Compliance & No More Terminations Expected

Steelers Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert was on ESPN 970 this morning and host Stan Savarn asked Colbert point blank if the Steelers were in cap compliance right now and what would happen if the union would ratify today. It is just as I explained in my previous post that they have not submitted […]

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Calming The Panic Of The Steelers Still Being Over The Salary Cap

Steeler Nation is panicking this morning over the tweet by Adam Schefter that the Steelers are still roughly $11 million over the salary cap. The reason why that number is so high is presumably because the Steelers have not made the restructures official of players like Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison, Chris Kemoeatu, Brett Keisel and […]

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Hali Contract Right In Line With What Woodley May Receive

Last night it was announced that the Chiefs signed outside linebacker Tamba Hali to a 5-year $60 million dollar contract with $35 million of it guaranteed. It is unknown early on how the contract is structured, but it most certainly will lower the 2011 tag charge of $10 million that Hali has been walking around […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Agrees To Restructure Contract

Another Steelers player has put his hand into the restructured contract pile as Scott Brown reports via Twitter that tight end Heath Miller is restructering his contract to help free up salary cap room for this year. The Steelers rewarded Miller with a six-year, $35.3 million contract extension back in July of 2009 that included […]

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Steelers Have Approached LB LaMarr Woodley About Long Term Deal

Dejan Kovacevic reports via Twitter this morning that Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley informed him that the team has approached him about getting a multi-year contract done with him. Kovacevic said that Woodley did not go into specifics, only to say it is a long term deal discussion. Woodley was designated the Steelers franchise player […]

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Chris Kemoeatu Agrees To Restructure Contract To Provide Cap Relief

Steelers left guard Chris Kemoeatu has agreed to restructure his contract to help provide even more salary cap for the Steelers in 2011 according to Scott Brown on Twitter. Kemoeatu joins quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker James Harrison and defensive end Brett Keisel on the list of players that have agreed to have their 2011 base […]

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Harrison & Keisel Agree To Restructure Contracts & Dennis Dixon Signs Tender

The news rolls on as Ed Bouchette now reports that linebacker James Harrison has agreed to restructure his contract to help the Steelers get under the salary cap. The Steelers are reportedly still trying to restructure a few more contracts in addition to Harrison and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It was learned a short while ago […]

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Report: Ben Roethlisberger Agrees To Contract Restructure

It is an off day for the Steelers practice wise, but it does not mean the front office is not hard at work clearing salary cap space as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to restructure his contract to free up some cap room for this season. Roethlisberger was reportedly […]

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Sources: Ike Taylor Deal Is $28 Million For 4 Years

Sources have informed me that the recent contract that Steelers free agent cornerback Ike Taylor agreed to last week is a a 4 year deal totaling in the neighborhood of $28 million and includes $9 million in guaranteed money. I caution that these numbers are pending as the contract will not be official until filed […]

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Ben Volin Explains The 2011 $3 Million Veteran Salary Cap Credits

Ben Volin, who covers the Miami Dolphins for the Palm Beach Post, joined me for a short phone interview just a while ago to clarify the $3 million veteran salary cap credits included in the new labor agreement that teams can use in 2011 to give them some instant cap relief. Volin explained that teams […]

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Contracts Of Steelers 2011 Draft Picks Coming Into Focus

With the lockout looking like it will end early next week, the Steelers will have a full plate once the 2011 league calendar begins. Not only will they be tasked with signing their own unrestricted free agents they want to try to keep, but they also will charged with signing undrafted free agents in addition. […]

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2011-2014 NFL Minimum Base Salaries

Based on the new CBA proposal that was ratified by the owners on Thursday, the minimum base salary of NFL players will rise $55,000 from last year. Those salaries will subsequently rise $15,000 annually over the next 3 years. Below is a chart that shows minimum base salaries broken down by year and accrued years […]

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Art Rooney II Says Ike Taylor Will Be A Priority Along With Extensions

Scott Brown recently posted some comments that Art Rooney II made today in regards to the Steelers plan once the free agency period opens. Rooney told Brown, “We may have to restructure some contracts and hopefully extend some contracts, so there‚Äôs going to have to be some work done from a salary cap point of […]

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New CBA Could Protect Some Steelers Veterans From Being Cap Casualties

The early news this morning is that the new CBA could help teams keep high priced veterans as opposed to making them salary cap casualties. While PFT and others on Twitter have not expanded on this, it seems this could be some sort of soft cap that allows credits to players with a certain amount […]

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Remembering The Tenders: Dennis Dixon Might Be Worth A 5th To Another Team

Last night I tweeted that everyone should keep in mind that the Steelers have (3) restricted free agent tenders and (1) exclusive rights free agent tender still pending with quarterback Dennis Dixon, tackle Tony Hills, safety Ryan Mundy and center Doug Legursky. I will now expand on that tweet and refresh your memory on what […]

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Steelers Post June 1st Salary Cap Relief Clarification

I wanted to give some clarification to the post June 1st cap rule in this article and point you to some updated numbers of mine in a previous post. In that post I pointed out the players that could be salary cap casualties as soon as the lockout is over and the 72 hour window […]

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