Archive | 2012 Salary Cap

Cost Of Cutting Alameda Ta\’amu

I have received a few emails and tweets today wondering what the cost of cutting rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu is following his early Sunday morning arrest by Pittsburgh police. Ta\’amu signed a four year, $2,565,312 contract after being drafted in the fourth round by the Steelers and that deal included a a $433,312 signing […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into Denver

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have left for Denver for their season opener, and no new contract for wide receiver Mike Wallace was reported to be on board, we can now take a firmer look at where the team sits from a salary cap standpoint headed into week 1 of the season. PFT reports on […]

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Steelers Have Plenty Of Cap Room Left For Wallace After Final Cuts

The final cuts have been made by the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 53 man roster is now set. With that work now done, we can look at the available cap space that the Steelers now have heading into week 1 of the season. As I have posted all offseason, there is plenty of cap room […]

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Steelers Very Unlikely To Extend Emmanuel Sanders Prior To Start Of Season

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have extended third year wide receiver Antonio Brown and restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is nowhere to be seen as of yet, several are asking if an extension for fellow third year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be next on the to-do list to extend prior to the […]

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Antonio Brown Contract Breakdown

The believed final numbers are now in on the new 5 year, $42.5 million contract extension that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown agreed to today courtesy of PFT. The numbers are a testament to how good of a contract negotiator that Omar Khan is. The reported signing bonus of the deal is a very […]

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Steelers To Use Veteran Cap Credits Again In 2012

If you have been reading this site for a while now, and listening to the podcast, you have heard me mention the veteran cap credits the Pittsburgh Steelers once again have that their discretion to use towards the salary cap this season. In short, these cap credits are in the new CBA to help teams […]

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Mike Wallace, Contracts, The Steelers & You

After the false alarm on Tuesday that indicated Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace had signed a five-year, $42 million contract, I received a few emails asking if I thought that total amount stated in that report sounded about right for Wallace, should that wind up indeed being the deal. The best […]

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New Deal With Mike Wallace Can Be Both Cap Friendly And Lucrative

After the release of Jonathan Scott on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are approximately $6 million under the salary cap. Keep in mind that figure also includes the $2.74 restricted tender that wide receiver Mike Wallace is currently wearing as well. If you pull that tender amount out, the team has approximately $8.74 million in cap […]

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Steelers Again Have Opportunity To Give Life To Dead Money By Bringing Back Starks

If you have read Steelers Depot for some time now, and listened to our podcast, you know that I am in no way surprised that the Pittsburgh Steelers brought back tackle Max Starks today on a one-year deal. It wasn\’t a matter of if it would happen, only a matter of when, in my opinion. […]

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Steelers Can\’t Fine Mike Wallace Should He Decide Not To Report On Time

I was asked by a reader today via email if the Pittsburgh Steelers will fine restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, should he not sign his tender and report to training camp later this month. The short answer is, no, and that is because they can\’t. Although Wallace was tendered as a restricted free […]

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Steelers Still In Good Shape Salary Cap Wise For 2012 Season

NFL.com is having a look at the salary cap situation of each and every team in the league and on Tuesday they posted about the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the report they state that the Steelers adjusted cap number is $121.195 million. That number is derived by adding the $120,600,000 base 2012 salary cap figure to […]

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Steelers Sign 5th Round Draft Pick Chris Rainey

In addition to signing fourth round draft pick Alameda Ta\’amu on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have also signed their fifth round draft pick Chris Rainey. The four-year contract is expected to total out at around $2.282 million and include a signing bonus of around $182,000. The base salaries for Rainey are $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 & […]

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Steelers Sign 4th Round Draft Pick Alameda Ta\’amu

The Pittsburgh Steelers have their first member of the 2012 draft class under contract now as fourth round pick Alameda Ta\’amu has signed his four year contract. All draft picks must sign four year deals according to the new CBA. Prior to the new CBA being reached last year, the Steelers had previously made a […]

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Steelers Assigned $5.13 Million Rookie Pool For 2012 Draft Picks

The 2012 NFL draft is in the rear view mirror now and the Pittsburgh Steelers nine draft picks will translate into a $5.13 million 2012 rookie pool number that the team will work with to get all of their rookies signed within. The total value of the contracts for the rookies can\’t exceed $28.25 million. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Mock Draft Discussion & Final Pre Draft Talk Episode

Season 2, Episode 100 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and first thank the listeners for the great feedback and emails that we have received over the course of the last few weeks. It has been overwhelming and we both are grateful to have such a wide listener-ship. We hope our passion […]

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Analyzing The Steelers 2012-13 Schedule

By Christopher DiMarino I frequently visit NFL.com and their stories fuel many of my articles. I like the perspective of how much coverage a league website gives the Steelers. This time, I saw a quick breakdown of the schedule that was just released. I already broke down the opponents, but now we have a concept […]

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Steelers Announce Hightower, James, Paulson & Silatolu As Pre Draft Visitors

The Thursday pre draft visitors for the Pittsburgh Steelers have been announced via Twitter and they include Alabama linebacker Dont\’a Hightower, Oregon running back LaMichael James, Oregon tight end David Paulson and Midwestern State guard Amini Silatolu. It was reported last night that Courtney Upshaw was also in town as part of the group of […]

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Report: David Johnson Has Signed His One Year Restricted Tender Offer

Another Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent has reported signed his restricted tender today. According to Howard Balzer of ESPN Radio in St. Louis, tight end David Johnson signed his one-year restricted tender that will earn him $1.26 million this upcoming season. Johnson was one of six restricted free agents tendered prior to the start of […]

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Report: Jerricho Cotchery Two Year Deal Worth $3 Million

Immediately after it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers had signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to a two year deal I speculated on Twitter that I would be surprsiede if the contract totaled out over $3 million. Ed Bouchette tweets tonight that the deal does indeed total out at $3 million. Will […]

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Looking At The Borrowed 2012 Veteran Salary Cap Credits

I have received a few emails concerning the 2012 veteran salary cap credits and thought it would be a good night to post about it. Quite a few people seem to be under the impression that this year is the same as last year and that teams can apply (3) $1,000,0000 million credits on three […]

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Report: Casey Hampton Takes Pay Cut In Contract Restructure

Judging by the report by Brian McIntyre, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton has taken a reduction in his 2012 base salary and eliminated his $1 million workout bonus. Hampton, who is headed into the final year of his three year contract, was scheduled to earn a $4.89 million base salary to go along with […]

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Looking At The DeSean Jackson & Pierre Garcon Contract Numbers

The Philadelphia Eagles signed franchised wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a 5-year deal on Wednesday, and as expected, the over-reaction was wide spread as to what it might mean to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace. The contract numbers are already out per Pro Football Talk and this is a classic example of why […]

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Looking At The Vincent Jackson Contract Numbers

With the status of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace currently in limbo, everyone is wondering what the new contract signed today by Vincent Jackson with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers means in relation to what Wallace might be looking for. The contract that Jackson signed was a five-year deal worth a total of $55,555,555.00 with […]

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Steelers To Receive Extra $1.6 Million In 2012 Salary Cap Space Thanks To Cowboys & Redskins

Some good news to pass along on the eve of the 2012 free agency period as Adam Schefter is reporting on ESPN that the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with 27 other NFL teams, should receive an extra $1.6 million in 2012 salary cap space thanks to the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins being docked $10 million […]

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Steelers Tender Six Of Seven Restricted Free Agents As Expected

As expected the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have made restricted tender offers to six of their seven restricted free agent players. Those restricted tenders were made to wide receiver Mike Wallace, cornerback Keenan Lewis, safety Ryan Mundy, tight end David Johnson, guard Doug Legursky and guard Ramon Foster. Tackle Jamon Meredith did […]

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Steelers Able To Tender Restricted Free Agents Without More Cuts Or Restructures Should They Choose

Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk posted the latest updated cap numbers of all 32 teams on Sunday and shows the Pittsburgh Steelers as being $10.5 million under the cap. Now in his post he says that those numbers reflect 2011 rollover cap space, which the Steelers will use, and franchise tags amounts, which the […]

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