Good Thursday to you Steelers fans.
The salary cap for 2021 is finally set. This year the cap is, as expected, lower than it was a year ago coming in at $182.5 million. While lower, this is much better than the starting point of $175 million. According to overthecap.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers are roughly $5 million under the cap. This is important for a couple of reasons. First, the new league year begins Wednesday and all teams must be under the cap. Secondly, the five million is about what the real will need to sign the draft class. So what this means is that the Steelers are far from done restructuring contracts and making roster decisions. Stephon Tuitt remains the leading contender to have his deal reworked. Steven Nelson is another. There will also be discussions about Joe Haden and Vince Williams as well. My long-winded point is that the Steelers are in no position right now to sign free agents. That will change but regardless, the Steelers will do as they always do and fill depth with what free agent money they have.
Tonight on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing we’ll break down everything related to the salary cap and how it pertains to the Steelers. Plus we’ll say our goodbyes to Bud Dupree, look ahead to free agency and much more.
Tweet of the Day… So there’s that.
No, #Steelers fans. No.
Sanders doesn't like Ben and has gone out of his way to slander him on NFLN.
Not gonna pick a side in that argument, but it obviously wouldn't work. (And yeah. I think talking shit like that from a safe distance is kind of a punk move.) https://t.co/Ernt68FiEc
— Ben Anderson (@BenAnderson58) March 11, 2021
All eyes will be on Clemson today as the Tigers feature their usual plethora of draft prospects. The Steelers will have a contingent there watching Travis Etienne, Amari Rodgers and several others. But they’ll also have their eyes on the Texas Longhorns’ pro day as well. Tackle Sam Cosmi and Safety Caden Stearns will be under the microscope there. New Mexico and Nevada will also hold their pro days as well.
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Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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