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Salary cap implications of Tyson Alualu’s new $5.75M contract with Steelers

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The defensive end has agreed a two-year deal that also includes a signing bonus worth $1.75 million.

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The financial details of the new deal Tyson Alualu signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday have finally hit the NFLPA contract database and it would appear that the defensive end has agreed to a deal that is rather similar to the one that he signed back in 2017.

As per former agent and CBS Sports reporter Joey Corry, the contract that Alualu has signed with the Steelers is worth a total of $5.75 million over two years and includes a $1.75 million signing bonus. The deal includes base salaries of $1.25 million in 2019 and $2.75 million, according to the details communicated to BTSC by Corry on Tuesday.

  • 2019 - Base Salary $1.25M - Prorated signing bonus $875,000 - Salary cap cost $2.125 million
  • 2020 - Base Salary $2.75M - Prorated signing bonus $875,000 - Salary cap cost $3.625 million

This contract is actually worth $250,000 less than the deal Alualu signed with the Steelers two years ago and includes the same signing bonus he accepted back then. After displacement, this new contract will have used up $1.63 million in salary cap space in 2019.

With all three starters along the defensive line due to return in 2019, Alualu will once again fill a reserve role in his third year in Pittsburgh and is the first unrestricted free agent the Steelers have re-signed this offseason.