“Player X has signed a 5 year deal worth $100 million, with $45 million guaranteed.” Nice, simple, easy to digest – but it tells us almost nothing. A few years ago I took it upon myself to sit down and get to grips with NFL contracts, solidifying my place as the most boring member of my friendship group. Here follows a quick summary of what’s … Continue reading Contracts – A Brief Summary
The overhaul of the secondary continues. The Steelers officially announced the releases of Mike Mitchell and William Gay Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the NFL’s new year began. Another release they officially announced came as a bit of a surprise. The Steelers officially announced the release of Robert Golden, who had served not just as a backup at either safety position, but primarily as special teams … Continue reading Steelers Release Robert Golden
In this time of early free agency, following the Steelers can feel somewhat like being a kid left out of Christmas. Take one look at Twitter and you’ll see teams throwing millions of dollars around in the hope of capturing just a couple more wins come playoff time – the results are certainly mixed. That doesn’t mean we as a fan base can’t get excited … Continue reading The Unlucky Few
The Steelers continue their cap-clearing agenda by restructuring another contract. This time, the Steelers have restructured Alejandro Villanueva‘s contract, clearing $3.53 million in cap space for 2018. NFL Free Agency begins on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 PM EST. The Steelers probably won’t be big players in free agency, but could make a couple smaller moves to add depth, especially on the defensive side of the ball. … Continue reading Steelers Restructure Villanueva; Clear More Cap Space
In 2018, the Pittsburgh Steelers will roll out a trio of very good receivers in Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Martavis Bryant. Those guys will be backed by a veteran in Darius Heyward-Bey. Typically, a core of receivers like that wouldn’t be messed with and you’d leave it the same. That shouldn’t stop the Steelers from taking a mid-round flyer on a wideout in the NFL Draft. The Steelers … Continue reading Should Receiver Be In The Cards For Steelers?
It’s getting to be my favorite time of the football calendar. Free agency soon followed by the NFL Draft has football fans everywhere ready for the new season. I sure love having the opportunity to write about the happenings around the Pittsburgh Steelers and you can, too! As of the time of you reading this article, we are hoping that you will join us in … Continue reading Steelers Nation, Come On Board!
The Steelers have reportedly made two moves on Monday. Per Adam Caplan, the Steelers have applied their second-round tender to Chris Boswell, who is a restricted free agent (RFA). The tender is for one year and is worth $2.9 million. Boswell is still able to be signed by another NFL team, just like any other RFA, but since the tender is applied, that team would … Continue reading Steelers Apply Second-Round Tender to Boswell; Gay To Be Released
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Friday afternoon on Twitter that the Steelers plan to release safety Mike Mitchell per team sources. It is also reported that the Steelers could try to bring back Mitchell for a cheaper salary. Mitchell’s tweet from earlier today seems to have been put in perspective with today’s report. It is what it is. — Mike Mitchell (@iammikemitchell) March … Continue reading REPORT: Steelers Plan to Release Mike Mitchell
While the Steelers continue to try to hammer out a contract extension with Le’Veon Bell, another one of his teammates is helping create breathing room. Antonio Brown posted several videos on his Instagram story feed that he has restructured his contract. The move alleviates $9.72 million in cap space for the Pittsburgh Steelers. David Decastro and Stephon Tuitt also restructured their contracts earlier in the … Continue reading Antonio Brown Helps Create Cap Space By Restructuring Contract
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday morning on Twitter that the Steelers plan on applying their 2018 franchise tag to Le’Veon Bell. The tag is worth $14.54 million. The Steelers and Bell are currently negotiating a contract extension. There has been some optimism that a deal would get done before the March 6th deadline for team to use their franchise tag. However, talks … Continue reading Report: Steelers Plan on Applying Franchise Tag to Bell