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Steelers Have $311,934 In Salary Cap Space After Signing P Adam Podlesh

Judging by the latest NFLPA update, the contract signed on Wednesday by punter Adam Podlesh was a one year, qualifying contract that comes with a reduced cap charge of $570,000. It does not appear as though Podlesh was given a signing bonus due to the cap number only displacing $75,000. Now that the NFLPA has […]

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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 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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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 $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 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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With The New League Year Quickly Approaching, It’s Time To Reacquaint Yourself With Mr. Displacement

As many of you already know, I like numbers and X’s and O’s a lot more than I do spelling correctly and using proper grammar. The NFL salary cap and contract structure has always fascinated me and when tracking those two things, it’s always easy to get tripped up by Mr. Displacement. Starting this coming […]

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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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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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2015 NFL Salary Cap Number Already Projected To Break $140 Million

While everyone is expecting a 2014 NFL salary cap number of $133 million to be official announced at any time now, we are already starting to get some projections as to what the number could be in future years. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter Friday, a source has told him the salary […]

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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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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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Report: 2014 Salary Cap Projected To Come In Around $130 Million

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, the salary cap for the 2014 season is now projected to rise to about $130 million, up 5 percent from $123 million last year. This is good news for the Pittsburgh Steelers from a salary cap standpoint as based on a $130 million number, they are likely […]

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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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