Although the Pittsburgh Steelers haven't been major players in Free Agency, they certainly have made moves which will impact their roster in 2016. Singing 4 of their own players before Free Agency began on Wednesday, the team did make an acquisition by bringing in TE Ladarius Green from the San Diego Chargers.
The Steelers were about $11 million dollars under the NFL Salary Cap before the frenzy began, and the team remains in a very comfortable situation, even after signing Robert Golden, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay, Ramon Foster and Ladarius Green.
Below are the details of Green and Golden's contracts, while we covered the details of Gay and Heyward-Bey's new contracts.
With Green's contract only being $1.25 million in the first year, the Steelers remain in a good position with several more players on their agenda. The team would like to sign Le'Veon Bell to a new contract extension, as well as David DeCastro, who is entering the 5th year option of his rookie contract. It should be noted the team would be wise to look into a new contract for Antonio Brown to help reduce his salary cap number and keep him in a black and gold uniform for years to come.
All of this while still expecting some re-structures from players like Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey, and a new extension for Lawrence Timmons to lessen his cap number as well. Financially, the Steelers are in a good spot currently.
Ladarius Green Steelers deal: $20M total, $4.75M signing bonus, salaries $1.25M, $5M, $4.5M, $4.5M— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2016
Robert Golden's new three-year contract with Steelers: $1.25 M signing bonus, base salaries of $760K, $1.465 M and $1.475 M— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 9, 2016