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Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 Salary Cap

Steelers 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Active Players (90) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger QB $25,910,000 $1,075,000 $15,085,000 0- 0- 0- $9,750,000 0- ($35,200,000) $25,910,000 13.82
Haden Joe Haden CB $15,575,000 $7,000,000 $5,600,000 0- 0- 0- $2,975,000 0- ($8,575,000) $15,575,000 8.31
Tuitt Stephon Tuitt DE $14,940,750 $9,000,000 $2,600,000 0- 0- 0- $3,340,750 0- ($9,281,500) $14,940,750 7.97
Watt T.J. Watt OLB $10,089,000 $10,089,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,089,000) $10,089,000 5.38
Heyward Cameron Heyward DT $7,481,250 $1,075,000 $4,050,000 0- 0- 0- $2,356,250 0- ($25,625,000) $7,481,250 3.99
Bush Devin Bush ILB $5,146,845 $2,210,615 $2,936,230 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($11,151,498) $5,146,845 2.75
Boswell Chris Boswell K $4,773,333 $3,085,000 $1,200,000 0- 0- 0- $488,333 0- ($3,376,667) $4,773,333 2.55
Ebron Eric Ebron TE $4,596,000 $1,120,000 $2,500,000 0- 0- 0- $976,000 0- ($7,380,000) $4,596,000 2.45
Edmunds Terrell Edmunds SS $3,403,843 $1,938,789 $1,465,054 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,465,054) $3,403,843 1.82
Watt Derek Watt FB $2,953,333 $990,000 $1,083,333 0- 0- 0- $880,000 0- ($3,926,668) $2,953,333 1.58
Banner Zach Banner T $2,875,000 $1,250,000 $1,625,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,250,000) $2,875,000 1.53
Fitzpatrick Minkah Fitzpatrick FS $2,722,878 $2,722,878 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,722,878) $2,722,878 1.45
Smith-Schuster JuJu Smith-Schuster WR $2,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,000,000) $2,400,000 1.28
Okorafor Chuks Okorafor LT $2,386,091 $2,183,000 $203,091 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($203,091) $2,386,091 1.27
Harris Najee Harris RB $2,372,263 $660,000 $1,712,263 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($13,047,447) $2,372,263 1.27
Rudolph Mason Rudolph QB $2,200,466 $920,000 $1,280,466 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,687,866) $2,200,466 1.17
Alualu Tyson Alualu DE $2,037,500 $1,075,000 $962,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,925,000) $2,037,500 1.09
Sutton Cameron Sutton CB $1,700,000 $1,000,000 $700,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,500,000) $1,700,000 0.91
Wormley Chris Wormley DT $1,600,000 $1,000,000 $600,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,200,000) $1,600,000 0.85
Claypool Chase Claypool WR $1,503,779 $910,756 $593,023 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,689,825) $1,503,779 0.80
Haeg Joe Haeg T $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $1,500,000 0.80
Washington James Washington WR $1,432,248 $1,093,820 $338,428 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($338,428) $1,432,248 0.76
Canaday Kameron Canaday LS $1,290,000 $1,065,000 $225,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($225,000) $1,290,000 0.69
Johnson Diontae Johnson WR $1,167,535 $884,178 $283,357 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($566,714) $1,167,535 0.62
Freirmuth Pat Freirmuth TE $1,096,033 $660,000 $436,033 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,678,140) $1,096,033 0.58
Layne Justin Layne CB $1,080,545 $850,000 $230,545 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($461,090) $1,080,545 0.58
Snell Jr. Benny Snell Jr. RB $1,025,517 $850,000 $175,517 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($351,034) $1,025,517 0.55
Highsmith Alex Highsmith OLB $1,022,592 $814,518 $208,074 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($624,222) $1,022,592 0.55
McCloud Ray-Ray McCloud WR $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,000,000 0.53
Finney B.J. Finney C $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.53
Killebrew Miles Killebrew S $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.53
Samuels Jaylen Samuels RB $984,518 $920,000 $64,518 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($64,518) $984,518 0.53
McFarland Anthony McFarland RB $960,607 $780,000 $180,607 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($541,821) $960,607 0.51
Marsh Cassius Marsh DE $950,000 $1,075,000 $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $950,000 0.51
Berry Jordan Berry P $950,000 $990,000 $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $950,000 0.51
Dotson Kevin Dotson G $944,704 $780,000 $164,704 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($494,112) $944,704 0.50
Gentry Zach Gentry TE $936,115 $850,000 $86,115 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($172,230) $936,115 0.50
Ballage Kalen Ballage RB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Dobbs Joshua Dobbs QB $900,000 $990,000 $50,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($50,000) $900,000 0.48
Buggs Isaiah Buggs DT $892,158 $850,000 $42,158 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($84,316) $892,158 0.48
Gilbert Ulysees Gilbert ILB $881,838 $850,000 $31,838 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,677) $881,838 0.47
Williams Vince Williams ILB $850,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Coward Rashaad Coward G $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Edmunds Trey Edmunds RB $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Maulet Arthur Maulet CB $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Allen Marcus Allen S $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Collins Aviante Collins T $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Haskins Dwayne Haskins QB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Spillane Robert Spillane LB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Moore Dan Moore T $834,476 $660,000 $174,476 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($697,904) $834,476 0.45
Davis Carlos Davis DE $803,376 $780,000 $23,376 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($70,128) $803,376 0.43
Johnson Buddy Johnson LB $784,836 $124,836 $660,000 $124,836 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($499,344) $784,836 $124,836 0.42
Pierre James Pierre CB $783,000 $3,000 $780,000 $3,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000) $783,000 $3,000 0.42
Anderson Abdullah Anderson DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Brooks Jr. Antoine Brooks Jr. S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Christmas Demarcus Christmas DT $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Coyle Anthony Coyle T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Hassenauer J.C. Hassenauer C $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Mondeaux Henry Mondeaux DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Rader Kevin Rader TE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Scales Tegray Scales LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Loudermilk Isaiahh Loudermilk T $740,072 $80,072 $660,000 $80,072 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($320,288) $740,072 $80,072 0.39
Roche Quincy Roche DE $696,644 $36,644 $660,000 $36,644 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($146,576) $696,644 $36,644 0.37
Norwood Tre Norwood CB $683,610 $23,610 $660,000 $23,610 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($94,440) $683,610 $23,610 0.36
Harvin III Pressley Harvin III P $680,184 $20,184 $660,000 $20,184 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($80,736) $680,184 $20,184 0.36
Brown Shakur Brown CB $668,333 $8,333 $660,000 $8,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $668,333 $8,333 0.36
Bundage Calvin Bundage LB $662,500 $2,500 $660,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,500) $662,500 $2,500 0.35
Acy DeMarkus Acy CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Bussey Jr. Rico Bussey Jr. WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Carter T.J. Carter DT $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Denmark Stephen Denmark CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Gilbert Mark Gilbert CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Johnson Anthony Johnson WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Jones Jarron Jones T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Jones Jamir Jones LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Kuntz Christian Kuntz LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Leglue John Leglue G $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
McKoy Isaiah McKoy WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Miller Jarvis Miller LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Raymond Dax Raymond TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Sexton Mathew Sexton WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Simmons Tyler Simmons WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Stiner Donovan Stiner S $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Taylor Calvin Taylor DE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Wade Lamont Wade S $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Walton Brandon Walton T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Watson Jamar Watson LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
White Cody White WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Green Kendrick Green G 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Turner Trai Turner G 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $172,813,772 $103,892,554 $49,584,885 - - - $20,766,333 - - $172,813,772 92.19

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

Estimated cap dollars necessary to sign upcoming draft picks (not included in the cap figure yet)

Player (9) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit (Total) Cap Hit (Top 51)
Round 1, Pick #24Najee Harris Round 1, Pick #24 RB $2,372,263 $660,000 $1,712,263 - - - - - - $2,372,263 $2,372,263
Round 2, Pick #55Pat Freirmuth Round 2, Pick #55 TE $1,096,033 $660,000 $436,033 - - - - - - $1,096,033 $1,096,033
Round 3, Pick #87Kendrick Green Round 3, Pick #87 G $886,503 $660,000 $226,503 - - - - - - $886,503 $886,503
Round 4, Pick #128Dan Moore Round 4, Pick #128 T $834,476 $660,000 $174,476 - - - - - - $834,476 $174,476
Round 4, Pick #140Buddy Johnson Round 4, Pick #140 LB $784,836 $660,000 $124,836 - - - - - - $784,836 $124,836
Round 5, Pick #156Isaiahh Loudermilk Round 5, Pick #156 DE $740,072 $660,000 $80,072 - - - - - - $740,072 $80,072
Round 6, Pick #216Quincy Roche Round 6, Pick #216 DE $696,644 $660,000 $36,644 - - - - - - $696,644 $36,644
Round 7, Pick #245Tre Norwood Round 7, Pick #245 CB $683,610 $660,000 $23,610 - - - - - - $683,610 $23,610
Round 7, Pick #254Pressley Harvin III Round 7, Pick #254 P $680,184 $660,000 $20,184 - - - - - - $680,184 $20,184
Projected Draft Pool: $8,774,621 $8,774,621 $4,814,621


2021 Dead Cap

These cap figures derive from the trade or release of players from the active roster or practice squad. All count toward the team total.

Player (16) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
PounceyMaurkice Pouncey C $6,475,000 - $3,000,000 - - - $3,475,000 - - $6,475,000 3.45
NelsonSteven Nelson CB $6,170,000 - $2,500,000 - - - $3,670,000 - - $6,170,000 3.29
DeCastroDavid DeCastro G $5,547,500 - - - - - $5,547,500 - - $5,547,500 2.96
WilliamsVince Williams ILB $3,031,668 - $3,031,668 - - - - - - $3,031,668 1.62
McDonaldVance McDonald TE $2,727,500 - - - - - $2,727,500 - - $2,727,500 1.46
WisniewskiStefen Wisniewski G $187,500 - $187,500 - - - - - - $187,500 0.10
Brooks Jr.Antoine Brooks Jr. S $128,127 - $128,127 - - - - - - $128,127 0.07
CoatneyJosiah Coatney DT $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
TaylorCalvin Taylor DE $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
BandyTrajan Bandy CB $6,000 - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
WaitmanCorliss Waitman P $6,000 - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
LockhartJames Lockhart DE $5,667 - $5,667 - - - - - - $5,667 0.00
HoustonJohn Houston LB $5,000 - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
LewisLeo Lewis LB $4,667 - $4,667 - - - - - - $4,667 0.00
MontanoChristian Montano G $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
NighSpencer Nigh FB $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
Dead Money: $24,314,630 - $8,894,630 - - - $15,420,000 - - $24,314,630 12.97

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $182,500,000
2020 Rollover Cap $4,950,555
Adjustment $-500
Adjusted Salary Cap $187,450,055
All Contracts $103,892,554 $49,584,885 - - - $20,766,333 - $172,813,772
Top 51 Contracts $78,392,554 $49,285,706 - - - $20,766,333 - $147,313,772
Dead Money - $8,894,630 - - - $15,420,000 - $24,314,630
Total (All) $103,892,554 $58,479,515 - - - $36,186,333 - $197,128,402
Total (w/Top 51) $78,392,554 $58,180,336 - - - $36,186,333 - $171,628,402
Cap Space (w/All) $-9,678,347
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $15,821,653