The Steelers aren’t exactly New Orleans saints when it comes to hell of salary caps, but it has been and is a struggle, especially in this unprecedented off-season when the cap has fallen after years of steady increases.
The Steelers will have to maneuver, manipulate, and renew contracts in ways they have never done before, and they may even have to free up a player that they don’t want to use just to create Cap Space. It might be reminiscent of the 2012 off-season when they parted ways with Hines Ward, James Farrior, Chris Kemoeatu, and Aaron Smith within a week.
Here are the latest details on what the Steelers did, where the salary cap is, and what the moves broadly mean. This post will be updated in the coming days as more cuts, reorganizations, additions and signings are made. The grades are awarded with free agent signatures.