The INK is about to dry on this paper...im a LIFER...#6BURGHfoalldemhatas...will retire as a ROONEY and a LEBEAU...✌️Score one for continuity and loyalty.
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) March 10, 2014
#Steelers to cut @LaMarrWoodley, must absorb $14.1 in dead money salary cap hit over '14, '15. http://t.co/eK4EpJMlb5Score one for renewal, salary cap dead money, and a desire to move on.
— Alan Robinson (@arobinson_Trib) March 10, 2014
- Neither move amounts to a surprise for Steelers Nation.
Prior to his restructuring, Ike Taylor would have counted close to 10 million dollars towards the Steelers 2014 salary cap. Now, as reported by Dale Lolley, Taylor will restructure aka take a pay cut, of around 4.25 million.
- Nor was the move to cut LaMarr Woodley a surprise.
- Woodley started 2011 slow, for all his strengths, Woodley was a streaky player, but went on a 7 sack tear during a four game stretch in October 2011.
- He has never been the same since then.
The Steelers designated Woodley a June 1st cut, meaning they’ll have to carry his full salary until then, but freeing Woodley to sign with another team immediately (the move also protect the Steelers from a Woodley injury in mini-camp or OTAs….)