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Steelers Contracts and Salary Cap

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation after signing 6 draft picks

Two of the signed draftees land in the top 51 salaries... for now.

Contracts and salary cap numbers for the Steelers 2021 draft picks

Based on draft positions, the 2021 salary cap numbers for the Steelers were already known.

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following Mason Rudolph’s extension

The Steelers locked in their backup quarterback for an extra year, but it cost them some salary cap space in 2021.

The Steelers’ 2021 draft class will cost less than $2 million against the salary cap

As larger numbers make up the end of the top 51 salaries, the Steelers draft picks will count less against the cap when factoring roster displacement.

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following the signing of Josh Dobbs

With all 75 players having their contracts reported, the Steelers salary cap situation is pretty cut and dry before the NFL draft.

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following the re-signing of Vince Williams

The Steelers linebacker returns with minimal effect on the salary cap.

The Steelers have done a good job navigating the reduced salary cap

In an unprecedented year, the Steelers have done what they needed to do while keeping cap casualties to a minimum.

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation with all players currently under contract

With reports available on every signing the Steelers have made in 2021, where do they stand in regards to the 2021 salary cap?

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation after Eric Ebron’s reworked deal

The Steelers have several new contracts now on the books along with Ebron’s contract adding on void years.

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation after adding 2 veteran salary benefit players

The Steelers added two one-year deals which could less on the salary cap than money paid.

The Steelers 2021 NFL draft class will count minimally against the salary cap

If the Steelers make their eight selections where they are slated, the exact salary cap amount has already been determined.

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation after Steven Nelson’s release

As a big contract comes off the books, how much space do the Steelers have under the $182.5 million salary cap?

Updating the Steelers cap situation as details of player contracts are released

As more contract details trickle in, how much space do the Steelers have under the $182.5 million salary cap?

Updating the Steelers cap situation as details of player contracts are released

After their latest move, how much space do the Steelers have under the $182.5 million salary cap?

JuJu Smith-Schuster’s one-year deal is a small 2021 cap hit due to void years

Only a portion of Smith-Schuster’s $8 million contract will count towards the 2021 salary cap.

Updating the Steelers cap situation as details of player contracts are released

After their latest move, how much space do the Steelers have under the $182.5 million salary cap?

After the first day of free agent signings, where do the Steelers stand with the salary cap?

After a couple of moves, how much space do the Steelers have under the $182.5 million salary cap?

Now that the NFL has announced the 2021 salary cap, where do the Steelers stand?

With the salary cap officially at $182.5 million for 2021, the Steelers now know exactly what it takes to do business.

Should the NFL get creative with handling a lowered salary cap?

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.

Can the Steelers keep their top four cornerbacks without killing the 2021 salary cap?

Is it possible for the Steelers to have the same secondary in 2021 without adding money to their salary cap situation?

Should the Steelers restructure Derek Watt’s contract?

The Steelers’ fullback is one of the few players on the team with multiple years left on his contract.

Will playing a 17th game increase players’ salary cap hit?

If the NFL adds another game, the players will get an extra check. If the players get an extra check, how does it affect the salary cap?

Updating the NFL teams currently with the best and worst salary cap situation

Although the Steelers are in the bottom part of the league, they are not in the worst salary cap situation as the 2021 league year approaches.

New TV deals reportedly holding up setting the 2021 NFL salary cap

If there’s a chance the NFL cannot cut the salary cap as much as expected, they’ll take the extra time to do so.

Updating the Steelers salary cap situation after the retirement of Maurkice Pouncey

After the two retirements in the offseason, the Steelers are creeping closer to the projected 2021 salary cap.

The Steelers have options for managing the 2021 salary cap, they just have decisions to make

Although the Steelers salary cap situation looks bad going into 2021, there are ways around it depending on what they want to do.

Current and future salary cap implications of Cam Heyward’s new contract

With concerns over the 2021 salary cap, the Steelers managed to work Heyward’s deal in a way they could manage the situation.

As training camp gets rolling, what is current state of the Steelers salary cap for 2020?

As usual, the Steelers are right up against the salary cap as they prepare for the start of the season.

Navigating the Steelers 2021 salary cap situation to keep the Super Bowl window open

COVID-19 continues to wreck havoc for all. With the NFL now agreeing on a path forward for 2020, the cap floor for 2021 has been set and it isn’t friendly.

How Patrick Mahomes contract affects the future contract for T.J. Watt

With the Mahomes deal possibly changing the ways teams and players could do business, T.J. Watt may be affected when it comes time to sign a new deal.

Patrick Mahomes new contract is a wake-up call to the Steelers: Inner workings

The contract contains rolling guarantees but still allows for either a reasonable opt out or restructure farther down the road.

Patrick Mahomes new contract is a wake-up call to the Steelers: Parameters

In the first part of the series, we’ll take a look at the basic structure of Mahomes contract and what the Steelers can learn from it.

Changes to the fifth-year option salaries in the new CBA

Players who were drafted in the first round of the 2018 draft and beyond are now governed by a new set of rules to determine their salary for their fifth-year option.

2 Steelers who could cash in on the Proven Performance Escalator in the new CBA

In the new Collective Bargaining Agreement signed this offseason, the NFL improved their program to increase the salaries of high-performing players on their rookie contracts

Cap contraction in 2021 is a reality the Steelers will need to face

With the salary cap tied to league revenue, and the possibility of limited ticket sales, a decrease in the 2021 cap number is something the Steelers need to keep in mind

The Steelers should reconsider handing out contract extensions this offseason

With major concerns over the loss of revenue due to possible ticket limitations, the 2021 salary cap could look much different than expected