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Options Steelers Have To Create Cap Room Should They Want To Keep Emmanuel Sanders

So let\’s say that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert decides that he does want to match the one-year offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has signed with the New England Patriots. What options to the Steelers have to create the needed cap space? For starters, the Steelers would instantly have […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap – Moving Forward Post Free Agency

The first few waves of free agency signings are currently in the books and the Pittsburgh Steelers have made just a few low profile moves like we expected that they would. With the draft now less than a month away, the team sits with just under $2.5 million worth of salary cap space to get […]

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Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo, Alan Robinson – Steelers Future Cap Woes Not As Bad As You Show

On Tuesday, Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote an article that spells doom and gloom for the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation, for not only this year, but the next few years as well. The narrative of Robinson \’s article revolves around the Steelers restructuring of contracts and how it prevents them from being […]

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Why The Suggestion By Ian Rapoport To Restructure The Contract Of Troy Polamalu Is A Bad Idea

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com suggested to a Twitter follower on Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers could restructure the contract of safety Troy Polamalu in order to be able to afford former Denver Broncos defensive end/linebacker Elvis Dumervil. Restructure Troy for one RT @helloharv: @rapsheet I thought steelers were in very bad cap shape — how […]

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Math Of Khan – How The Steelers Trimmed Over $23.5 Million Off The 2013 Salary Cap

Over the course of the last several weeks Omar Khan has cleared $23,578,750 off of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 salary cap with just four contract restructures and one contract termination. Several months ago I laid out the course of action that Khan would take to clear around $20 million of cap space via four restructures. […]

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Contract Breakdown Of Steelers WR Plaxico Burress, LS Greg Warren & TE/FB David Johnson

The contracts of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, long snapper Greg Warren and tight end/fullback David Johnson have now all be filed to the NFLPA and here is a rundown on each of them. Burress received a one-year qualifying contract which comes with a reduced salary cap charge. He is scheduled to earn a […]

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Contract Numbers For Steelers LB Larry Foote

The contract numbers are finally up for the three-year $5.5 million contract signed by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote earlier this week and the breakdown is below. Foote received a $1 million signing bonus and base salaries of $1.5 million in each of the three years of the deal. Foote, who was reportedly also being […]

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Steelers Release G Willie Colon With Post June 1st Designation

The long awaited deed is finally done as it is now being reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have released guard Willie Colon with a post June 1st designation. Colon was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Hofstra University and originally played right tackle until he […]

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Report: Steelers G Ramon Foster Contract Totals Out At $6 Million

The contract numbers for the new three-year contract that Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster signed on Monday are in and the deal reportedly totals out $6 million and includes a $900,000 signing bonus, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review¬† on Twitter. The base salaries for Foster are $1.1 million, $2 million and $2 […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract Of LB LaMarr Woodley To Clear $4.05 Million In Cap Space

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now finished their fourth contract restructure of the offseason as linebacker LaMarr Woodley had $5.4 million of his $9 million base salary that he was scheduled to earn in 2013 turned into a signing bonus on Tuesday. The result of the restructure lowers Woodley\’s 2013 cap charge down to $9.19 million […]

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Steelers Still Have Another Shoe Or Two Left To Drop

It\’s finally here. The 2013 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST today and the last two weeks have been very busy for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who restructured three contracts, issued four restricted tenders, signed cornerback William Gay and guard Ramon Foster to three year deals, and released linebacker James Harrison. That\’s quite a bit […]

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Steelers G Willie Colon Must Now Take A Pay Cut Or Be Released

While we still don\’t know the exact value of three-year contract signed by Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted guard Ramon Foster, it doesn\’t really matter as far as the future of guard Willie Colon with the team goes unless he takes a cut in pay. Colon, as I pointed out a few days ago, has been in […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap: Post James Harrison Release & Restricted Tendering Update

The Saturday business moves for the Pittsburgh Steelers now appear to be in the books following the release of linebacker James Harrison and the restricted tendering of running back Jonathan Dwyer, running back Isaac Redman, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and nose tackle Steve McLendon. Although it hasn\’t been reported, running back Baron Batch and cornerback […]

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Report: Steelers Give Restricted Tenders To McLendon, Dwyer, Redman & Sanders

According to ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers issued their restricted tenders on Saturday. Running back Jonathan Dwyer, running back Isaac Redman, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and nose tackle Steve McLendon all received $1.323 million tenders. Dwyer and Sanders were issued original round tenders. That means the Steelers would receive compensation of a draft pick that corresponds […]

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Report: LB James Harrison Turned Down 30% Pay Cut From Steelers

I will pass this along to you, but I don\’t believe an ounce of it. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports on Saturday that the Pittsburgh Steelers offered linebacker James Harrison a roughly 30 percent cut to his $6.57 million base salary with an opportunity to earn the money back via incentives prior to […]

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Report: Steelers \”On The Verge\” Of Releasing LB James Harrison

It should come as no surprise to you that Mike Garafolo of USA Today is reporting on Friday that¬† that Pittsburgh Steelers are “on the verge” of releasing outside linebacker James Harrison. Garafolo reports that the two sides, which includes Harrison\’s agent Bill Parise, have been speaking regularly and talked again on Friday. According to […]

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Report: Contract Talks With James Harrison Have Gone Nowhere

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on Thursday that talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, are currently at an impasse concerning his contract. The Steelers are obviously wanting Harrison to take a cut in his $6.57 million salary this season, but it appears that is […]

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James Harrison Contract: Pay Cut Versus Restructure

I was asked via email what a restructure would look like for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison if another year was added onto his contract this week. Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, said initially that his client wasn\’t open to taking a pay cut, but that they were open to doing a restructure. The two sides […]

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Report: Steelers Continuing Talks With Agent Of James Harrison

With the start of 2013 league year now one week away, the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to try to trim additional salary cap dollars however they can. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, is continuing his talks with Steelers concerning his clients\’ future. […]

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One Week Left Before The Start Of The 2013 League Year

There is just one week to go now before the start of the 2013 league year. The Pittsburgh Steelers are already under the $123 million cap number with a current Rule of 51 number of roughly $121,065,372.66 after the signing of cornerback William Gay on Monday. That number includes the $1.4 million cap credit that […]

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Breaking Down The Joe Flacco Contract As It Relates To Yearly Salary Cap Charges

The Baltimore Ravens signed quarterback Joe Flacco to a six year, $120.6 million contract on Monday and a few people have asked me how that will affect their salary cap situation moving forward. First of all, let\’s look at the reported numbers. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported that Flacco received a $29 million […]

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Report William Gay Contract Worth $4.5 Million

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports via Twitter that the three year contract signed by Monday by cornerback William Gay is worth $4.5 million with a $500,000 signing bonus. I am assuming that Dulac is counting the signing bonus in with the $4.5 million. While we do not know the exact breakdown of the […]

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Steelers Sign CB William Gay To Three-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced on Monday that they have signed free agent cornerback William Gay to a three-year contract. The length of the contract, more than the one-year deal that I was expecting, is a bit of a surprise, but I wouldn\’t read too much into the length of the deal as the signing […]

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Report: 2013 NFL Salary Cap Number Now $123 Million

The 2013 final salary cap number is in. On Thursday Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that the 2013 cap number is $123 million per team. Reports earlier in the week suggested that the number could come in north of $123 million, but the extra .9 is for benefits. Reports earlier in the offseason suggested that […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Contract Restructures, Salary Cap, Combine & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about the three contract restructures done so far on Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Lawrence Timmons. We let you know where this puts the team salary cap wise with less than two weeks to go until they need […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap Update: Three Restructures Down, One To Go?

Three contract restructures down and possibly one more to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Thursday quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the third player to have his contract restructured which resulted in $6 million in 2013 cap space being cleared. With the restructures of Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Lawrence Timmons now out of […]

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