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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 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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Report: 2012 Salary Cap Amount To Be Around $120.6 Million When Announced Monday

NFL Insider Jay Glazer reports Saturday night on Twitter that he is hearing that when the 2012 salary cap is set on Monday it\’ll be right around $120.6 million, which would make it $225,000 more than the 2011 cap number. Teams also should be able to roll over their remaining cap space from 2011 as […]

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Math Of Khan – How The Steelers Trimmed Over $29 Million Off The 2012 Salary Cap

There is euphoria in Steeler Nation today thanks to the magic pen used by Pittsburgh Steelers chief contract negotiator Omar Khan over the last 16 days. If you read my work here religiously, you know that all of this comes as no surprise to me. Despite the perceived salary cap hell that the Steelers were […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract Of Ben Roethlisberger To Clear $8.025 Million In Cap Space

According to Ed Bouchette, the Pittsburgh Steelers restructured the contract quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to help free up some additional 2012 salary cap space for the team. The Steelers reduced the 2012 base salary of Roethlisberger all the way down to $900,000 from $11.6 million and that $10.7 million was turned into a signing bonus which […]

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How Bad Are All Of The Restructured Contracts Hurting The Steelers In 2013?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to finish solving all of their salary cap problems as they march forward to the start of the new 2012 league year and already Steeler Nation is worried about 2013. The worries are centered around all of the contract restructuring that has been done over the last two seasons. Since […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Updated Salary Cap & Pre NFL Combine Episode

Season 2, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get started with the recent news of the contract restructure of Willie Colon that was announced this morning and try to give everyone an update as to how much more the Pittsburgh Steelers need to trim off of their cap […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Problems Due To Sins In 2010 Uncapped Season

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers had serious salary cap issues heading into the 2012 season and it was easy to see the pending salary cap hell that was coming. I wrote about the forthcoming hell last September as the numbers told the story pretty easily. Lately several have been questioning the abilities […]

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Report: Willie Colon Not Willing To Take A Pay-cut.

Jason La Canfora from the NFL Network reported on Thursday that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Willie Colon is not willing to take a pay cut to stay in Pittsburgh following another injury-marred season. Colon has fully recovered from his torn right triceps muscle that he suffered in the week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens […]

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Salary Cap Savings & Injury Benefit Clarification Should Hampton & Mendenhall Be Released

As the Pittsburgh Steelers get closer to having to make key personnel decisions for salary cap purposes, I thought I would take time to research out the ramifications of terminating the contracts of nose tackle Casey Hampton and running back Rashard Mendenhall from both a salary cap savings angle and because both are still recovering […]

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Report: Roethlisberger & Harrison Ready To Restructure Contracts To Help With Salary Cap

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting early Wednesday morning that that the agents of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker James Harrison have both said that their clients are agreeable to restructuring their contracts before the start of the NFL\’s new year to help the team get in compliance with the salary cap. March 13th […]

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Steelers May Get An Extra $506K Worth Of Salary Cap Space In 2012

Every penny helps, especially when it relates to the NFL salary cap and it looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have another $506,000 worth of salary cap space to work with if the report today by Mike Florio is correct. As Florio points out, there is an important provision in the new Collective Bargaining […]

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Contract Options The Steelers Have With Hines Ward

There is a lot of talk about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward right now as it relates to whether or not he will be back with the Steelers in 2012. This is far from being played out just yet but I want to use this post to look at what the least amount the […]

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Report: Representatives For Hines Ward Have Yet To Hear From Steelers

Friday evening Jason La Canfora reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers do not intend to bring back veteran wide receiver Hines Ward for the 2012 season, but Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter today that Ward\’s representatives have yet to hear from Steelers. Ward has a clause in his contract that says he […]

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Understanding Contract Restructures & Pay Cuts In Relation To The Steelers Salary Cap

This time of year I always get quite a few questions and comments about the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation. Many are confused as to what a restructured contract is, and many view it as a pay cut. In light of the most recent restructures that the Steelers have done, I thought now would be […]

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Report: Steelers Do Not Plan To Bring Back Hines Ward In 2012

Some interesting news tonight as NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora told NFL Total Access Friday night that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will not be back next season despite his willingness to take a pay cut. La Canfora states in his report that Ward has one year left on his contract, but my […]

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Report: Steelers Restructure Contract Of Ike Taylor

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue the contract restructures of several players as they continue to make progress towards getting under the salary cap by the start of the new league year in March. The latest to restructure according to Pro Football Talk is cornerback Ike Taylor, who just signed a new 4-year contract last offseason. The […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Bone Still Has A Lot Of Meat Left On It

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made a solid dent in the 2012 salary cap problems that they faced heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of meat left on the bone that needs to be chewed off. The release of Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle on Wednesday, combined with the expected contract […]

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Report: Steelers Restructure Contract Of Lawrence Timmons

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers restructure the contract of linebacker LaMarr Woodley recently, but they also restructured the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons as well according to Ed Bouchette. The numbers of the restructure are not yet available, but as I mentioned in a previous post it likely involved turning a good portion of […]

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Steelers Release CB Bryant McFadden & WR Arnaz Battle

In some not so surprising news today, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have released cornerback Bryant McFadden and wide receiver Arnaz Battle and officially announced that they have signed safety Myron Rolle, wide receiver Juamorris Stewart and linebacker Brandon Hicks to future contracts. The release of McFadden and Battle were expected as the Steelers […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract Of LaMarr Woodley To Clear 2012 Cap Space

I posted a while ago about how the Steelers could possibly have some salary cap wiggle room with linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons because of the way that their new contracts were structured. It seems like the Steelers did not wait though to just work with the roster bonuses as Brian McIntyre reports that […]

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Art Rooney II Talks About Roethlisberger, Ward, Mendenhall, Salary Cap & More

Pittsburgh Steelers president and co-owner Art Rooney II talked to the Pittsburgh media today and beat writers Ed Bouchette, Scott Brown and Mike Bires are all relaying the conversation via Twitter for us and I will recap those Tweets below. Rooney II said today that his father Dan Rooney to step down as the Irish […]

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Steelers Not Stuck With Shaun Suisham

I received a rant via email today as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers signed kicker Shaun Suisham to a four-year deal prior to the season started and if they indeed were stuck with him in 2012 because of it. The short answer is of course no, they are not stuck with him and below is […]

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Agent: No Question James Farrior Wants To Play Next Year

The Pittsburgh Steelers season came to an end Sunday in Denver and now all of the attention turns to the 2012 season, especially as it relates to veteran players on the roster and salary cap concerns as well. One player that will be talked about all offseason is veteran inside linebacker James Farrior. Farrior just […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap & Total Players Under Contract

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE POST BELOW ORIGINALLY POSTED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2011!!! Now that the cuts have been made, I finally got around to crunching the complete numbers of the players under contract in 2012 and have compiled the dead money that will push forward next year so we now have a starting point for […]

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Are The Steelers Headed For Salary Cap Hell In 2012?

The 2011 season is almost here and the Steelers did a great job of turning the salary cap situation around since the lockout ended to get under the cap and lock up a few key players like Ike Taylor, Willie Colon, LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons in the process. The problem with retaining such a […]

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