Well, the Pittsburgh Steelers have officially started cleaning house in their defensive secondary. Wednesday, the start of the new league year, the team announced what was already know — William Gay and Mike Mitchell have been released. What wasn’t known was the impending doom of Robert Golden, who was also released by the team.
We have released CB William Gay, S Mike Mitchell and S Robert Golden.https://t.co/E8ytBYS8k5— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 14, 2018
The moves create some much need salary cap space, and allows the team to attack free agency with the intent of actually signing a player, or two, and not just worrying about creating salary cap space.
This isn’t to suggest the team isn’t going to be done making moves. The Steelers can still adjust salaries, like giving Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension, to help alleviate their salary cap situation even more.
After the trio of cuts today, it frees up about $7-million in space as the free agency period ‘officially’ begins Wednesday.
With the releases of Gay, Mitchell, and Golden, the Steelers save $7.2 million in cap space.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) March 14, 2018
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes with the start of the new league year.