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Salary Cap Situation

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SpeedyMikeWallace, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. SpeedyMikeWallace

    SpeedyMikeWallace Well-Known Member

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    Art II said today the team is around $10 million over right now.

    10 largest salaries for 2012:

    1. Troy Polamalu: $6.3 million
    2. James Harrison: $5.8 million
    3. Larry Foote: $3 million
    4. Ryan Clark: $3 million
    5. Brett Kiesel: $2.8 million
    6. Casey Hampton: $2.8 million
    7. Mike Wallace $2.7 million
    8. Rashard Mendenhall: $1.8 million
    9. Shaun Suisham: 1.4 million
    10. Will Allen: $1.3 million and Ramon Foster: $1.3 million

    * Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Willie Colon, and Ike Taylor took "cuts" to between $900k and $700k.


    10 largest salaries for 2013:


    1. Ben Roethlisberger: $11.6 million
    2. Lamarr Woodley: $9 million
    3. Troy Polamalu: $7.5 million
    4. James Harrison: $6.6 million
    5. Ike Taylor: $6 million
    6. Willie Colon: $5.5 million
    7. Lawrence Timmons: $5.4 million
    8. Heath Miller: $5.1 million
    9. Ryan Clark: $3.5 million
    10. Brett Keisel: $2.8 million


    Cutting Harrison and Colon (would put $5.6 million on next season's cap, if I'm getting this right, because of signing bonuses due), not resigning Mendenhall, Wallace, and Clark, and Casey retiring would free up about $17 million, I believe.

    Shrinking Troy and Heath's contracts like they did with those other guys last year would help, too.
     
  2. spleeny09

    spleeny09 Well-Known Member

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    Heath...and only Heath should get a raise
     
  3. freakfontana

    freakfontana

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    if you cut colon after 1 june you can spread in two years the dead money , would be nice to trade him and have a pick in his place , at least you have something back for that milion dead
     
  4. SpeedyMikeWallace

    SpeedyMikeWallace Well-Known Member

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    Under circumstances where they could afford to give Heath a raise, I would agree, but under these, a restructure is what is needed. That doesn't mean he won't get his money.
     
  5. SpeedyMikeWallace

    SpeedyMikeWallace Well-Known Member

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    No one is going to trade for Willie. He's a 30 year old G with a history of injury problems and a big contract.
     
  6. spleeny09

    spleeny09 Well-Known Member

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    And he holds every other play when healthy
     

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