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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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2014 NFL Salary Cap Number Of $133 Million Should Be Announced By Monday

According to a Thursday report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 2014 salary cap should be set by Monday as long as any unexpected issues don’t come up. The cap number, according to a Thursday report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, will be $133 million per team, which would be a $10 […]

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End Of Combine Means It’s Now Contract Restructure Time For The Steelers

Now that the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will return to the Southside to finish up his job of getting the team salary cap compliant by March 11, the start of the new league year. When you look back at the way the 2013 offseason transpired, this week […]

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Report: 2014 Salary Cap Could Come In Even Higher Than $132 Million

On Saturday, John Clayton of ESPN reported that sources had informed him the 2014 NFL salary cap is now projected to come in at somewhere around $132 million. Could it wind up even higher? On Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting a source has told him the 2014 cap number could be […]

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Art Rooney II Says Steelers Will Have Their Eyes Open During Free Agency

If you believe the recent reports that the 2014 salary cap number could come in at $130 million or higher, than you should know how well that plays into the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Team president Art Rooney II has heard those same reports, but he’s not ready to start planning around that potential […]

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John Clayton Says 2014 Salary Cap Now Projected To Rise To $132 Million

It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to gain salary cap space by not doing anything. According to John Clayton of ESPN on Twitter, the projection for the 2014 salary cap is now at $132 million, according to a source of his. Earlier in the week, Adam Shefter reported he had heard that […]

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Contract Of Steelers WR Antonio Brown Still Expected To Be Restructured

In a Thursday post on the National Football Post by Joel Corry, he goes over 10 players that are expected to have their contracts restructured at some point during the offseason and it shouldn’t be surprising that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made the list. “The Steelers have $140.1 million in 2014 cap obligations […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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The Salary Cap And The Fear Of Letting Go

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who follows the Pittsburgh Steelers with any degree of depth is well aware of the fact that they have had salary cap issues for several seasons now, which is generally the territory every team with a franchise quarterback will eventually face. This is not necessarily a major obstacle for a team […]

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Teams Could Get $2 Million More In 2014 Salary Cap Space If NFLPA Uses Cap Option

The Pittsburgh Steelers could certainly use an extra $2 million in cap space in 2014 and according to Jason Cole of the National Football Post, every team in the league might get that extra cap room if the NFLPA decides to use salary cap option that they have at their disposal. As Cole reports, the […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Has Qualified For A Proven Performance Escalator In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will  be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014 and while the team will likely work on trying to get him extended during the offseason, the Citadel product is due a raise regardless, as he qualified for a base salary escalator due to his playing time in […]

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Art Rooney II Expects A Few Contracts To Be Restructured This Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers really aren’t in too bad of shape from a salary cap standpoint heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of work to be done nonetheless. Team president Art Rooney II was a guest Thursday morning on DVE Radio and he talked a little bit about what needs to be […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The Offseason

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers so it is now time to look ahead to the 2014 salary cap situation as we head into the offseason. I will be breaking this down even more in future writings, but I will outline a few things here for you that I expect to […]

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Early Projections Have 2014 NFL Salary Cap At $126.3 Million

It has long been expected that the 2014 NFL salary cap number would remain somewhat flat and on Wednesday, Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported that the early projected cap number for next season is $126.3 million, which would be an increase of $3.3 million over 2013. Projected cap numbers for the following year […]

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Steelers Decision To Extend TE Heath Miller During The Offseason Should Be An Easy One

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is now nearly one full year from the serious knee injury suffered late last season and is currently on pace to catch 62 passes for 667 yards, despite missing the first two games while finishing up his rehab. With 2014 currently scheduled to be the final year of Miller’s […]

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