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Pittsburgh Steelers Re-sign Guy Whimper; Prepare to Meet Lance Moore
March 17th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
One week into the free agent signing period, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been surprisingly active. While, as usual, they gave seen some players leave, this year they have actually added at least one potential starter. However, there is still work to do. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the team re-signed offensive guard/tackle...

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Lose Emmanuel Sanders; Schedule Visit with Free Agent Running Back James Starks
March 15th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
On Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos. While the Pittsburgh Steelers were Longshot's to retain him, his signing could continue to drive up the cost of veteran Jerricho Cotchery. ***PHOTO1*** Even though the NFLPA...

Pittsburgh Steelers to Clear More Cap Space by Releasing LaMarr Woodley and Restructuring Ike Taylor
March 10th, 2014 at 8:59 PM
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers were pre-free agency roster moves. In the process, they seemed to have finished tweaking their salary cap, at least for the moment.***PHOTO1*** The first move was almost a foregone conclusion; they released linebacker LaMarr Woodley, designating him a June 1 cut for cap purposes. This...

Pittsburgh Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown to Meet NFL Salary Cap
March 7th, 2014 at 10:35 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent most of the week maneuvering to get under the 2014 NFL salary cap. On Friday, they finished the process. However, the way they accomplished it was different than what many expected.   ***PHOTO1*** While many expected the release of LaMarr Woodley or the reworking of Ike...

Pittsburgh Steelers Make Roster Moves to Free Salary Cap Space
March 5th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers had busy day on Wednesday as the team made multiple roster moves to meet the leagues salary cap. In the process, they trimmed over $10 million from their 2014 Cap. ***PHOTO1*** The day started with word of two contact extensions to fan favorites, tight end Heath Miller...

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Open Cap Space by Reworking Tight Heath Miller’s Contract
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:30 PM
On Monday, the biggest news to come from the team facility was the decision to use the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers were also busy clearing some salary cap space to make this and some other moves possible.***PHOTO1*** According to NFL Network's insider Ian Rapoport,...

Boost in NFL Salary Cap Should Help the Pittsburgh Steelers
March 2nd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
With the NFL Scouting Combine behind them, the Pittsburgh Steelers can turn their attention toward the free agency period. During this process, the team (and the league) received some great news; the salary cap with increase a lot more than expected.***PHOTO1*** According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter from ESPN, the...

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers Actually Be a Player in Free Agency?
February 23rd, 2014 at 9:57 PM
With everyone caught up dissecting the different prospects at the NFL Combine, it is easy to miss some of the non-player related news that leaks out. One such nugget may be the salary cap, as John Clayton of ESPN reports that it could inch toward $132 million. ***PHOTO1***If that is...

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Restructure LaMarr Woodley to Free Salary Cap Space
March 12th, 2013 at 11:02 AM
With just a few hours remaining until the start of the NFL free agency period, it appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers have cleared some more salary cap space by restructuring the contract of outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley.  While specifics are not readily available, reports have come out that the team...

Why Has Pittsburgh Steelers Guard Willie Colon Flown Under the Salary Cap Casualty RADAR to This Point?
March 7th, 2013 at 8:56 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been the talk of the town recently, his salary cap number and contract being the primary focus. Both Harrison and the Steelers seem to want the same outcome, they seem to be running into some sticking points.***PHOTO1***While this negotiating is taking place, another high...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Will They Restructure LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, or Both?
March 5th, 2013 at 8:46 PM
Lost in the signing of cornerback William Gay is the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers are still extremely close to the salary cap. Now, with that contract, even at league minimum, they will have to clear more money under the cap to tender their restricted free agents and draft class.***PHOTO1***Having...

Pittsburgh Steelers Decide to Pass on Wide Receiver Steve Breaston
March 1st, 2013 at 8:40 PM
Thursday the Pittsburgh Steelers inched into compliance of the NFL salary cap by completing a restructured deal with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. They also added a player to the roster, claiming quarterback John Parker Wilson from waivers. During that time, they also found time to meet with former Kansas City Chiefs...

NFL Sets the 2013 Salary Cap at $123 Million, a Slight Increase from 2012
February 28th, 2013 at 8:09 PM
The majority of this past week has seen the Pittsburgh Steelers restructure players to ease their way into compliance of the 2013 NFL salary cap. Today, teams across the league learned what that number will be.***PHOTO1*** At this point, it appears that the salary cap will sit somewhere between $123 million...

Pittsburgh Steelers Claim Quarterback John Parker Wilson Off Waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars
February 28th, 2013 at 7:18 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers made some quarterback news Thursday on two fronts. First they finalized the restructuring of quarterback Ben Roethlisbergers’ contract, saving the team $6 million in salary cap space. Once that was complete, the NFL announced that they were awarded a quarterback off waivers.***PHOTO1***John Parker Wilson, who spent the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Also Tap Antonio Brown to Restructure His Contract
February 27th, 2013 at 9:44 PM
One day after news broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the process of restructuring the contracts of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Lawrence Timmons, the team found a third target. Wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has not made it a full calendar year since signing a big-money extension, restructured...

Pittsburgh Steelers to Restructure Ben Roethlisberger and Lawrence Timmons to Clear Salary Cap Space
February 26th, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Steelers 101 started to dissect the dire salary cap situation the day after the Pittsburgh Steelers disappointing 2012 campaign came to an end. Tuesday, fans finally got a glimpse into the mindset of the franchise and the start of dealing with the situation.***PHOTO1***Multiple sources across twitter and the internet have...

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers Look at Former Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Steve Breaston?
February 20th, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Over the past few weeks, our focus at Steelers 101 has been focused on the NFL Draft. With the Pittsburgh Steelers facing another offseason of salary cap cuts, and almost no money for their own free agents, it is hard to get excited about anything else. Of course, the Steelers...

Just How Bad is the Pittsburgh Steelers Salary Cap Situation?
February 17th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Over the past month, the major talk around the city has been the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap and how it will influence this offseason. Some fans wonder if it is that bad. It is! At this point, it appears that the Steelers have $133,498,298 in adjusted salary cap salary on...

NFL Draft 2013 – Wide Receiver Prospect Cordarrelle Patterson – Tennessee
February 9th, 2013 at 9:31 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are headed for a massive salary cap purge to the tune of close to $14 million. At this point, which veterans will be released is unclear, as those names could include standouts such as James Harrison, Ryan Clark or even Troy Polamalu. Any major change such as...