Per NFLPA, @Steelers '15 salary cap, w/ carryover of $778,469 from 2014, is $144,058,469, which is 30th in NFL. Only NYG, SD have less $$$— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) March 2, 2015
The NFL announced Monday the salary cap for the 2015 season has been set at $143.28 million - up around $10 million from last season.
Per Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, the Steelers will carry over $778,469 from last year, and look to have a little bit of room to make a move, should they feel one is warranted. Over The Cap has their top 51 salary at $136,331,485, before confirmation of Pouncey's restructure.
The team is also expected to release wide receiver Lance Moore, which will free up another $1.5 million. They will also work to sign quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to an extension. That deal, depending on how it's structured, could save a small amount as well.
Most likely, the team will look to sign pending free agents cornerback Brice McCain, outside linebacker Arthur Moats and tight end Matt Spaeth. They are the three most affordable and most valuable players they have facing free agency.
They may leave the door open for OLB Jason Worilds, who is expected to test free agency. Should he find a deal he likes, the Steelers are expected to move on.
It's not impossible for them to look at other free agents. Cornerback and outside linebacker are both still positions of need for the future and while both can be addressed in the draft as well, they may want to find an affordable veteran to bolster depth.