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Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert Confident Team Will Easily Open Salary Cap Space

February 13th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
By Mark Mihalko
With the weather for most of the East Coast a mess, NFL fans across the region will have a chance to explore their teams off-season plans. For fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the first thing they will have to explore is their salary cap mess, as according to general manager Kevin Colbert the team sits roughly $10 million over the cap.
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Colbert passed that news to the media on Wednesday, along with some other interesting nuggets, with the most unbelievable being that there is a chance to keep both LaMarr Woodley and unrestricted free agent Jason Worilds. While he did not elaborate on how that would be feasible, one would have to expect it would involve Woodley taking a large pay cut. 
A seasoned general manager, Colbert appears confident in the teams approach to their salary cap situation. Of course, some moves are easy, such as the release of offensive tackle Levi Brown, who never saw the field after being acquired from the Arizona Cardinals. His release would save the franchise over five million in cap space.
After that move, the Steelers will still have done work to do and some options to get under the cap to a point where they can sign some of their 21 free agents and draft class. With the start of the 2014 league year just weeks away, these moves will be coming sooner rather than later. Who knows, maybe that elusive extension to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract is complete, and the team will have more flexibility than expected. Unlikely, but there is always hope.
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Tags: Football, Jason Worilds, Kevin Colbert, LaMarr Woodley, Levi Brown, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers

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