#Steelers about $1 million under 2014 NFL Salary Cap http://t.co/a55z8bjgHM
— BTSC Steelers (@btsteelcurtain) March 27, 2014
Before free agency began only the Dallas Cowboys were more salary cap strapped than the Pittsburgh Steelers. The release of LaMarr Woodley, contract extensions of Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller, and a pay cut for Ike Taylor gave the Steelers some breathing space.
- That in turn allowed the Steelers to sign Carolina safety Mike Mitchell.
The Steelers have also signed defensive tackle Cam Thomas, wide receiver Lance Moore, and linebacker Arthur Moats.
- They’d also like to sign a veteran running back, but there’s one hitch – they lack the cap space.
The Steelers also plan to meet with LeGarrette Blount, although another team that can give him more carries and more dollars is lurking out there.
Need to Clear Space
Either way the Pittsburgh Steelers will need to clear salary cap space to sign additional players. A contract restructure for Ben Roethlisberger is not in the offing at this point. Nor is a long-term deal with transition player Jason Worilds, imminent.
- That likely means another contract restructure, with the prime candidate this time being Lawrence Timmons.