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Steelers create $6.2 million in cap space as team continues to restructure contracts

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Steelers created $6.2 million in cap room by restructuring two contracts of veteran players: tackle Marcus Gilbert and safety Mike Mitchell. Both had adjustments made to their contracts that won't alter their income for the 2015 season as their salaries and roster bonuses are being applied as signing bonuses to free...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Must Decide Soon What To Do With Their Three RFAs

The new league year is now less than two weeks away, but prior to that, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to decide what course of action to take with their three restricted free agents, cornerback Antwon Blake, safety Robert Golden, and fullback Will Johnson. The restricted free agent tender amounts should be announced by the league […] Steelers Must Decide Soon What To Do With Their...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers won't tag Worilds, will hit free agency

According to a report from ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to let linebacker Jason Worilds test free agency, rather than applying the franchise tag on him. Worilds, who totaled 59 tackles and 7.5 sacks during the 2014 season, will look to see what is true value is after spending 5 seasons in Pittsburgh. The 26-year old was drafted by the team in the 2010 draft...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers continue to restructure contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers restructured the contracts of offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert and safety Mike Mitchell Wednesday to create nearly $6.2 million in salary cap room for 2015. The move does not cost Gilbert or Mitchell any money, the Steelers simply took their salaries and roster bonuses and turned them into signing bonuses, which pushes part of the cap hit into future...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers save big cap room by restructuring deals, letting Worlids walk

Today the Pittsburgh Steelers saved 9.5 million dollars. They restructured three contracts for Marcus Gilbert, Mike Mitchell and Maurkice Pouncey.  http://youtu.be/P6_LT2QstnA Per multiple reports, safety Mike Mitchell has also agreed to restructure his deal as the Steelers try to create more cap room for the 2015 season. Mitchell was due a $2 million roster bonus that will […...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor Says Troy Polamalu Wants To Continue Playing

It probably won’t be long until we find out how the Pittsburgh Steelers feel about safety Troy Polamalu playing for them next season, but judging by the comments made recently by cornerback Ike Taylor on 93.7 The Fan, we probably shouldn’t expect the former first-round draft to retire. “Troy’s training. Troy’s got his own thing […] Ike Taylor Says Troy Polamalu Wants...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Restructure Contracts Of Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Mitchell

In addition to restructuring the contract of tackle Marcus Gilbert, the Pittsburgh Steelers have also done the same with center Maurkice Pouncey and safety Mike Mitchell, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Combined, those restructures will reportedly clear another $9.5 million in salary cap space for 2015. More to follow. Report: Steelers Restructure […] Report: Steelers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Re-Structure the First of Many Moves Coming for the Steelers

Much like the first small firework of a Fourth of July celebration, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have re-structured the contract of right tackle Marcus Gilbert. The move frees up about $3.74 million in cap space. Per Field Yates of ESPN, they took his $3.5 million roster bonus and $1.15 million of his salary and put it into a signing bonus, pushing the cap...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger dissed in this week’s QB Rankings

Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. That’s why teams are so willing to pony up big bucks to a signal caller when they have (or think they have) a guy who can do the job. One look at the highest paid players in the NFL will support this fact; it’s a list littered with QBs. But part of the equation is also tied to supply and demand. Sometimes, teams are...
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Steelers restructure Marcus Gilbert’s deal to create more cap space

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached an agreement with offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert on a restructured contract to create $3.724 million in cap space, reports ESPN. Source: the Steelers have restructured OT Marcus Gilbert’s deal to create $3.724M in 2015 cap space. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 25, 2015 Gilbert had a roster bonus of $3.5M & $1.15M of...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured Marcus Gilbert’s contract to create 3.7 million

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out a deal today to keep Marcus Gilbert happy and also clear up 3.742 million in cap space.  The Steelers are hoping to give Big Ben Roethlisberger a huge contract, but will need to fix their salary cap floor before doing so.  They did so […] The post Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured Marcus Gilbert’s contract...
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Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor believes Dick Lebeau can steal Steelers free agents

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Titans could use new defensive boss Dick LeBeau’s Steelers connections to lure away some of their defensive free agents. Cornerback Ike Taylor, a candidate to head to Tennessee this offseason says players want to play for Lebeau and if they have a choice, they'll probably become Titans. “Coach LeBeau recruits himself. He is...
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James Harrison returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers is a band-aid, not a real solution

James Harrison, the legendary outside linebacker who retired as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers before last season only to come back and actually play 11 games for the team thanks to an injury to Jarvis Jones in Week 3, has announced on social media he wants to return for one more season. Obviously, considering Harrison is just about the most beloved Steelers’ defender since...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

This Pittsburgh Steelers “metal art” is sweet, should be in your house

I’m not exactly sure what “metal art” is, but this Pittsburgh Steelers take on it would look awesome on your wall. Steelers metal art, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL, Football, 24 inch, cnc plasma cut http://t.co/HVByQIr5IJ #Etsy #Kids — Metal Art Designz (@MetalArtDesignz) February 24, 2015 All the details can be found here. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams...
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Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Tight End

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the second best offense in the NFL in 2014 on their way to an 11-5 record. The Steelers finished first in the AFC North but lost in the first round of the playoffs against the Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh had a stellar offense in 2o14 and that is what carried them to their best record since 2011. Their passing offense was second best in the league and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Cornerback Ike Taylor is done, as a free agent going into his age 35 season, after struggling in 2013 (98th out of 110 eligible cornerbacks) and missing 11 games with injury in 2014. They gave Cortez Allen a long-term contract in the off-season, but he struggled mightily before being benched and could be cut after just one year, a move that would save them 1.58...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 5 Biggest Draft Mistakes Over the Last 5 Years

Mike Adams View image | gettyimages.com Adams is still with the team, but he’s atrocious.  I lose a lot of hope in the offensive line when Adams is inserted due to injury.  He’s a nightmare to watch when he pass blocks, as you can almost guarantee any decent pass rusher who lines up on Adams’ side will probably fare well against him. Sean Spence View image...
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Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Wide Receiver

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a deep receiving corp. The team finished with a record of 11-5 in 2014. They were the third seed in the playoffs but their run to the Super Bowl was cut short when they lost in the first round of the playoffs. Pittsburgh had the second best passing attack in the NFL last season. The Steelers had a trio of wide receivers that proved to be a formidable...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Decision With Cortez Allen is More Than Just Money

If Steelers’ beleaguered cornerback Cortez Allen is still on the roster as of June 1st, he receives a $3 million roster bonus. Will the team want to pay him that much for being a likely back-up and special teams player? If they cut him prior to June 1st, they can save some money. His dead money would be less than $2 million this year and would be just over $4 million in 2016. With...
Via Steel City Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison-Moats Merger Could Bring Results for the Steelers

Just in case you missed James Harrison pressing 135 lbs with a single arm last week then consider yourself aware that he wants to keep playing. At 37 years old, the thought of “Deebo” playing another year seems unlikely but considering the huge lack of depth at outside linebacker, the possibility is much stronger than usual. Harrison had 5.5 sacks and 45 total tackles last season...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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