Steelers top-51 contracts account for just over $120 million after latest restructures

 

STEELERS CAP BUZZ Following the restructures of Ben Roethlisberger, Lawrence Timmons and Antonio Brown, the Steelers saved around $14 million in cap space and the team is now below the $123 million salary cap for the 2013 season but not by much. The Steelers top-51 contracts account for just over $120 million, giving them some breathing room but there is still some work to do as the Steelers have to tender contracts to RFA’s that include Emmanuel Sanders, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman and Steve McLendon, among the notables, sign free agents, and sign draft picks later this year. Here are the cap hits for the Steelers top-35 players against the cap: 1. QB Ben Roethlisberger | Cap Hit: $13.59 million | 2. OLB LaMarr Woodley | Cap Hit: $13.240 million | 3. S Troy Polamalu | Cap Hit: $10,137,500 million | 4. OLB James Harrison | Cap Hit: $10.035 millionRead More »

12 Steelers account for over $107 million against the Salary Cap

 

The salary cap will be around $121.1 million in 2013 and the latest official cap numbers for the Steelers 10 highest paid players, highlight the problem they have. Per Albert Breer’s latest numbers at NFL.com, 10 Steelers account for $100,330,166. Eventually constant restructuring of contracts and pushing money for future years gets you in cap trouble and that’s what the Steelers are in when you take in account that they might not be able to resign any of their key free agents. Official Numbers for top-10 Cap Hits QB Ben Roethlisberger | Cap Hit: $19.595 million | Base Salary: $11.6 million OLB LaMarr Woodley | Cap Hit: $13.240 million | Base Salary: $9 million ILB Lawrence Timmons | Cap hit: $11.160 million | Base Salary: $5.375 million S Troy Polamalu | Cap Hit: $10,137,500 million | Base Salary: $7.5 million OLB James Harrison – Cap Hit: $10.035 million | BaseRead More »