The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed OLB Melvin Ingram to a one year, $4 million contract. If the 32 year old can stay healthy, the 3-time Pro Bowler fills a major hole for the Steelers with the departure of Bud DuPree.
Ben Roethlisberger is taking the steps to set the narrative around him for the 2021 season in portraying himself as the ultimate teammate in what could be his final NFL season. According to Roethlisberger, the $5 million pay cut was all his idea. “It was my idea,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday, speaking publicly to reports. “I told them I want to help the team out however we can, and so I went to them and told them that I would do whatever I could to help the team sign the guys that are going to help us win football games. In order to do that, to get guys here, I felt that it was necessary to do that.”
RD 1: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama RD 2: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State RD 3: Kendrick Green, C, Illinois RD 4: Dan Moore Jr, OT, Texas A & M RD 4: Buddy Johnson, LB, Texas A & M RD 5: Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT, Wisconsin RD 6: Quincy Roche, LB, Miami RD 7: Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma RD 7: Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech
— The Pittsburgh Steelers this week inked Mason Rudolph to a one year extension that keeps him under contract through the 2022 season. The significance if any? He’ll receive a salary of $5 million in 2022 with incentives that could make the contract worth $9 million per season. Long, long way to go but there is a belief from Rudolph camp based on their conversations with the Steelers brass that the Steelers have all intentions of giving Rudolph a flier as the QB1 in 2022–
In an expected development, the Pittsburgh Steelers have informed outside linebacker Bud Dupree the team will not place the franchise tag on him for the second consecutive season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Dupree, 28, is expected to still command around $12-$14 million per season in free agency, despite coming off a torn ACL.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has taken a $5 million dollar paycut and will play the 2021 season on a one year, $14 million contract. Roethlisberger’s cap hit goes from $41 million to $26 million, which even with the pay cut still falls in line with every anticipation were he to return on a true pay cut or a dummy contract extension. If the Steelers had released Roethlisberger, he would have counted $22 million against the cap in 2021.
Ben Roethlisberger is officially back for the 2021 season, the Steelers have announced. We have signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 4, 2021 “It is my greatest honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and give my all for this organization,” Roethlisberger said in a released statement. “I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. I love this game and love to compete, and I believe in this team and my ability to deliver when called upon. It all starts with great preparation and I am ready to go.”