With the new contracts for Terrell Edmunds and Eli Rogers having finally hit the NFLPA’s contract database in the last few days, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen a sizeable amount of salary cap space disappear as a consequence.
As of Thursday, the New York Giants are the only team in the league with less cap space to play with than the Steelers and the NFLPA public salary cap report currently has them listed as being $3,755,138 under the cap.
According to OverTheCap.com, Edmunds signed a deal worth $10,697,790 over 4-years that includes a signing bonus worth $5,860,212 and he will cost the team $1,945,053 against the cap in 2018. Rogers has agreed to a contract that will pay him just $655,000 this season and includes a signing bonus worth $25,000. A figure confirmed to Behind the Steel Curtain by formed NFL agent and current CBS Sports analyst Joel Corry.
With a number of costs still yet to be accounted for before the regular season begins, the Steelers will need to find a way of creating some additional cap space in the coming weeks if they are to have the usual buffer they like to carry into the season — a figure that is traditionally in the region of $3.5 million.