Be prepared to expect some cuts in forthcoming Steelers news, as the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently projected to be one of the top salary cap offenders in the NFL from an overspending standpoint.
With the current projection of the 2014 NFL salary cap landing somewhere in the $133 million range, the Pittsburgh Steelers have some trimming to do when the new league year begins on March 11th--
#Cowboys are 20 million over the cap. Wow! Next are the #Steelers who are 8.6 million over the cap.
— Samuel Njoku (@Ravens_Examiner) February 27, 2014
The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have twenty-two free agents set to hit the market two weeks from now, but could very well create some much need cap relief with rumored releases of veterans such as cornerback Ike Taylor and tight end Heath Miller looming.
Another rumored salary maneuver the Pittsburgh Steelers might employ is to restructure starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract--he currently holds a $19 million cap hit for 2014, and any possible extension or restructuring worked out between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Roethlisberger could defer some of that hit to the 2015 offseason or beyond.
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