Archive | 2014 Salary Cap

New Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Did Indeed Sign A One-Year Qualifying Contract

The NFLPA has now updated their figures and as expected, the contract signed this week by new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was a one-year qualifying deal. Heyward-Bey is scheduled to earn a base salary of $730,000 in 2014 and also received a $65,000 signing bonus. His reduced cap charge in 2014 will be […]

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Steelers Left With Just Under $32,000 In Available Salary Cap Space After McCain Signing

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert has managed to use every bit of available salary cap space this offseason. Following the Tuesday signing of free agent cornerback Brice McCain, the team should now have just under $32,000 in available cap room, according to the NFLPA. McCain signed a one-year qualifying contract on Tuesday and while […]

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Steelers Have Enough Cap Space To Sign RB LeGarrette Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert and Director of Football Administration Omar Khan are inching ever so close to their salary cap limit. If they are indeed intent on adding an experienced running back between now and June 2nd, they will have to create more cap room via a contract restructure or extension depending on […]

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Steelers Have Just Over $1 Million In Salary Cap Space Following Signing Of WR Lance Moore

Now that the contract numbers for new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore are in, we should have a real good idea as to how much salary cap space the team currently has with 68 players under contract. Following the contracts being signed by Moore, Arthur Moats and Michael Palmer, the Steelers should be roughly […]

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Steelers TE Michael Palmer Contract Update

I have an update on the one-year contract signed last week by Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Michael Palmer. According to NFLPA records, Palmer did indeed sign for the veteran minimum, but he didn’t receive a signing bonus. His contract, however, is still a qualifying contract and he will only count $570,000 against the salary cap. […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Space Update Pending Lance Moore Contract Numbers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed tight end Michael Palmer and added former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats to the roster on Monday, the team of course has used a little more of their available salary cap space. Prior to re-signing Palmer, the team had $2,174,434.00 in available cap space per the NFLPA. If […]

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Steelers Still Have Plenty Of Salary Cap Space To Sign Free Agent DE Alex Carrington

A few of you have asked if the Pittsburgh Steelers still have enough salary cap space to sign Buffalo Bills unrestricted free agent defensive end Alex Carrington and the short answer to that question is, yes, as long as his asking price is not through the roof. After the Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy […]

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Steelers $2,174,434 Under The Salary Cap After Guy Whimper Re-signing

On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper to a one-year contract and the financials of the deal are now in. According to NFLPA records, Whimper signed a one-year veteran minimum contract based on his accrued years and received a $65,000 signing bonus. As a result, he will have a reduced cap […]

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Free Agent RB James Starks Is A Prime Candidate For A Qualifying Contract

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers create more space via a restructure or extensions between now and June 2nd, they’ll have to carefully watch their free agent expenditures until $8 million in cap space opens up once the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley hits the books. With Green Bay Packers unrestricted free agent running back James Starks […]

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Steelers Gave C/G Cody Wallace A Three-Year Contract Worth $3.48 Million

The contract numbers for Pittsburgh Steelers backup center Cody Wallace are now in and Joel Corry of the National Football Post has passed them along. According to NFLPA records, Wallace signed a three-year contract worth $3.48 million. That deal includes base salaries of $730,000, $1.1 million and $1.2 million, and the signing bonus was $450,000. […]

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NFL Qualifying Contracts Explained

A few of you have asked me to explain what a qualifying contract is, so here is a quick post on it along with the language from the CBA. A qualifying contract is a one-year deal that can be given to a player that has four or more accrued seasons in the league. That player […]

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Steelers Gave New DL Cam Thomas A Two-Year, $4 Million Contract

The contract numbers are in for new Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas and the former fifth-round draft pick was given a two-year deal worth $4 million, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports. Specifically, Thomas will have base salaries of $1 million in 2014 and $2 million in 2015 and he was given […]

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Steelers $5.25 Million Under The Salary Cap Heading Into Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly entertaining unrestricted free agents Alex Carrington and Cam Thomas on Friday and they should have enough cap space to sign both should they be so inclined. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, the Steelers are currently $5.25 million under the $133 million salary cap after their early free agent activity […]

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Steelers Enter Day Three Of Free Agency Roughly $5 Million Under The Salary Cap

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent Wednesday tending to their own house as three of their own unrestricted free agents were officially re-signed. Even though we don’t have the official numbers of the contracts signed by long snapper Greg Warren, safety Will Allen and center/guard Cody Wallace, we do have a pretty good idea where the team […]

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Steelers New S Mike Mitchell Given Only $5.25 Million Guaranteed

The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with Carolina Panthers unrestricted free agent safety Mike Mitchell on a five-year, $25 million contract on Tuesday and now we are getting an idea of how the real numbers in the deal look. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun on Twitter, Mitchell received $5.25 million guaranteed in […]

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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 […]

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Steelers Enter 2014 League Year In Good Shape Salary Cap Wise

The 2014 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday and thanks to several transactions over the course of the last few weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers will enter the start of free agency with more than $7.5 million in salary cap space to work with. While $7.5 million might not seem like a whole […]

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Ike Taylor Hints At Restructuring His Contract To Retire A Steeler

It has long been anticipated that 12th-year veteran cornerback Ike Taylor would in no way, shape, or form play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014 under the $7 million base salary due to him this year. It appears as though that will indeed not be the case, but it won’t be as the result of […]

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Steelers Inform LaMarr Woodley He Will Be Released Tomorrow

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley tomorrow at the beginning of the new league year, designating him a post-June 1 release. The Steelers, of course, have no need to release him now, because the cap savings they will reap from his release will not kick in until […]

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Report: Salary Cap Could Swell To $160 In 2016

Whenever I write about Pro Football Talk, you can probably bet that it has something to do with the salary cap. In this case, that would be a safe bet. Earlier this offseason, the football website quoted a source as saying that he anticipated the 2014 cap to be significantly higher than the originally projected […]

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Steelers Officially In Cap Compliance Ahead Of New League Year

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now a few million dollars safely below the salary cap limit today after working to restructure the contract of fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown, which saved a little under $4 million in cap room. It is presumed that the Steelers maxed out the restructured contract, converting $5,270,000 of Brown’s $6 million […]

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Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown’s Contract

There is some news on the salary cap front this evening, as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contract of wide receiver Antonio Brown. This is certainly not surprising news—in fact, we have written for a while now that it was expected, if not inevitable. What it does do is […]

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A Look At What’s Potentially Next For The Steelers After A Very Busy Wednesday

We knew a day like Wednesday was forthcoming for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who made six moves in an effort to get compliant with the $133 million salary cap number by Tuesday. With the result of those six moves resulting in the team being right at the magic $133 million number, there’s still a little meat […]

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A Look At The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation After Wednesday’s Moves

Coming into this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were roughly $5.7 million over the 2014 NFL Salary Cap number of $133 million and now that linebacker Jason Worilds has been transition tagged, and both tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu have had their contracts extended, we can easily speculate what the teams current cap […]

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Exploring The NLTBE Incentive Route In 2014 With Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley

By now, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has probably heard about fellow linebacker Jason Worilds being transition tagged and subsequently accepting his one-year offer of $9.754 million with the prospects of that resulting in a long-term deal. If he hasn’t, he should probably get on the internets as soon as possible. So, with Woodley’s future […]

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Teams Informed That 2014 NFL Salary Cap Is $133 Million

For the last several weeks, it has been reported that the 2014 NFL salary cap is going up and now it appears we finally have an official final number and that number did not stay flat as many speculated it would last year. Several media outlets are now reporting on Friday that teams have been […]

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