The Pittsburgh Steelers know how to manage the NFL salary cap. After years of being belly up to the cap ceiling, the Steelers actually have some salary cap space heading into the 2017 season, and they plan on keeping some cushion there for obvious reasons. The biggest reason of all being the future contract of one Mr. Le’Veon Bell.
Nonetheless, the Steelers have signed four players outside of their own walls, and after seeing cornerback Coty Sensabaugh receive just over $1 million dollars after a signing bonus, the team got another steal of a deal in their contract with former Chiefs RB/KR Knile Davis.
Knile Davis (Steelers) $775K salary, minimum salary benefit— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 22, 2017
As reported by Aaron Wilson, Davis’ one-year contract with the Steelers is for $775 thousand dollars, a minimum salary for his experience in the league. Yet another bargain for the black and gold as they continue to bring in role players in hopes of finding players who can fill the gaps on their current roster.
So far, the Steelers have done a tremendous job managing their salary cap, while bringing in new talent, in hopes of keeping enough cap space to not just take care of Bell long-term, but also players like Ryan Shazier, Stephon Tuitt or possibly DeAngelo Williams if they choose to bring back the veteran running back.
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