Tag Archive | "2011 Salary Cap"

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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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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Why A New Deal For Woodley Will Be Steelers First Priority When Lockout Ends

As soon as the lockout is over, the Steelers first course of business will likely be getting outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley signed to a new deal. Should the pre-lockout franchise tag and amounts stick, as many think they will, Woodley will be on the 2011 books as a $10 million plus salary cap hit due […]

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If The Steelers Re-sign Taylor Or Colon, Smith & Adams Might Have To Pay For It

Here we are winding down the month of June and normally that signals that Steelers training camp will be getting underway in Latrobe in a month. The only problem of course is that the lockout is still going on and free agency has yet to take place. Outside of little tidbits of news and a […]

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Keeping A Healthy Max Starks Is A No Brainer

I was asked last night by a reader of the site via email how much the Steelers would save should they cut left tackle Max Starks prior to the start of training camp in attempt to free up money to pay either free agent cornerback Ike Taylor or get a long term deal done with […]

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Steelers Face Several Big Decisions With Players Still Under Contract

The Steelers now head into the offseason and will be faced with not only key decisions with several free agents, but with several players currently under contract next season and beyond as well. I have identified 6 players below I think the Steelers will have to think hard and long about in the offseason. These […]

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