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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 (53) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger QB $1,075,000 $15,085,000 - - - $9,750,000 - ($36,275,000) $25,910,000 13.82
Haden Joe Haden CB $7,000,000 $5,600,000 - - - $2,975,000 - ($15,575,000) $15,575,000 8.31
Watt T.J. Watt OLB $1,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - - - ($80,000,000) $8,000,000 4.27
Heyward Cameron Heyward DT $1,075,000 $4,050,000 - - - $2,356,250 - ($26,700,000) $7,481,250 3.99
Bush Devin Bush ILB $2,210,615 $2,936,230 - - - - - ($11,151,498) $5,146,845 2.75
Boswell Chris Boswell K $3,085,000 $1,200,000 - - - $488,333 - ($6,461,667) $4,773,333 2.55
Ebron Eric Ebron TE $1,120,000 $2,500,000 - - - $976,000 - ($8,500,000) $4,596,000 2.45
Edmunds Terrell Edmunds SS $1,938,789 $1,465,054 - - - - - ($1,465,054) $3,403,843 1.82
Turner Trai Turner G $1,075,000 $1,925,000 - - - - - ($3,000,000) $3,000,000 1.60
Watt Derek Watt FB $990,000 $1,083,333 - - - $880,000 - ($4,916,668) $2,953,333 1.58
Fitzpatrick Minkah Fitzpatrick FS $2,722,878 - - - - - - ($2,722,878) $2,722,878 1.45
Smith-Schuster JuJu Smith-Schuster WR $1,000,000 $1,400,000 - - - - - ($8,000,000) $2,400,000 1.28
Okorafor Chuks Okorafor LT $2,183,000 $203,091 - - - - - ($203,091) $2,386,091 1.27
Harris Najee Harris RB $660,000 $1,712,263 - - - - - ($13,047,447) $2,372,263 1.27
Rudolph Mason Rudolph QB $920,000 $1,273,066 - - - - - ($2,546,132) $2,193,066 1.17
Schobert Joe Schobert ILB $990,000 - $164,353 - - $590,000 - ($3,350,000) $1,744,353 0.93
Sutton Cameron Sutton CB $1,000,000 $700,000 - - - - - ($4,500,000) $1,700,000 0.91
Ingram Melvin Ingram OLB $1,075,000 $585,000 - - - - - ($1,075,000) $1,660,000 0.89
Wormley Chris Wormley DT $1,000,000 $600,000 - - - - - ($2,200,000) $1,600,000 0.85
Claypool Chase Claypool WR $910,756 $593,023 - - - - - ($2,689,825) $1,503,779 0.80
Witherspoon Ahkello Witherspoon CB $1,500,000 - - - - - - ($1,500,000) $1,500,000 0.80
Haeg Joe Haeg RT $1,000,000 $500,000 - - - - - ($1,000,000) $1,500,000 0.80
Washington James Washington WR $1,093,820 $338,428 - - - - - ($338,428) $1,432,248 0.76
Johnson Diontae Johnson WR $884,178 $283,357 - - - - - ($566,714) $1,167,535 0.62
Freirmuth Pat Freirmuth TE $660,000 $436,033 - - - - - ($2,678,140) $1,096,033 0.58
Layne Justin Layne CB $850,000 $230,545 - - - - - ($461,090) $1,080,545 0.58
Snell Jr. Benny Snell Jr. RB $850,000 $175,517 - - - - - ($351,034) $1,025,517 0.55
Highsmith Alex Highsmith OLB $814,518 $208,074 - - - - - ($624,222) $1,022,592 0.55
McCloud Ray-Ray McCloud WR $1,000,000 - - - - - - - $1,000,000 0.53
Killebrew Miles Killebrew S $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - ($1,127,500) $987,500 0.53
Dotson Kevin Dotson G $780,000 $164,704 - - - - - ($494,112) $944,704 0.50
Gentry Zach Gentry TE $850,000 $86,115 - - - - - ($172,230) $936,115 0.50
Ballage Kalen Ballage RB $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.49
Buggs Isaiah Buggs DT $850,000 $42,158 - - - - - ($84,316) $892,158 0.48
Green Kendrick Green C $660,000 $226,503 - - - - - ($906,012) $886,503 0.47
Gilbert Ulysees Gilbert ILB $850,000 $31,838 - - - - - ($63,677) $881,838 0.47
Coward Rashaad Coward G $990,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.45
Finney B.J. Finney C $990,000 - - - - - - ($990,000) $850,000 0.45
Maulet Arthur Maulet CB $990,000 - - - - - - ($990,000) $850,000 0.45
Allen Marcus Allen S $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.45
Haskins Dwayne Haskins QB $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.45
Spillane Robert Spillane LB $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.45
Moore Dan Moore LT $660,000 $174,476 - - - - - ($697,904) $834,476 0.45
Davis Carlos Davis DE $780,000 $23,376 - - - - - ($70,128) $803,376 0.43
Johnson Buddy Johnson LB $660,000 $124,836 - - - - - ($499,344) $784,836 0.42
Pierre James Pierre CB $780,000 $3,000 - - - - - ($6,000) $783,000 0.42
Hassenauer J.C. Hassenauer C $780,000 - - - - - - - $780,000 0.42
Loudermilk Isaiahh Loudermilk DT $660,000 $80,072 - - - - - ($320,288) $740,072 0.39
Mondeaux Henry Mondeaux DE $780,000 - - - - - - - $693,328 0.37
Norwood Tre Norwood CB $660,000 $23,610 - - - - - ($94,440) $683,610 0.36
Harvin III Pressley Harvin III P $660,000 $20,184 - - - - - ($80,736) $680,184 0.36
Jones Jamir Jones LB $660,000 - - - - - - - $660,000 0.35
Kuntz Christian Kuntz LB $660,000 - - - - - - - $660,000 0.35
Active Roster: $131,598,204 $60,843,554 $53,221,386 $164,353 - - $18,015,583 - - $131,598,204 70.20


2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on injured reserve. denotes a player designated to return. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (8) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Tuitt Stephon Tuitt
(Knee)
DE $1,075,000 $2,600,000 - - - $4,925,750 - ($18,281,500) $8,600,750 4.59
Banner Zach Banner
(Knee)
RT $1,250,000 $1,625,000 - - - - - ($4,500,000) $2,875,000 1.53
Alualu Tyson Alualu
(Ankle)
DE $1,075,000 $962,500 - - - - - ($3,000,000) $2,037,500 1.09
McFarland Anthony McFarland
(Undisclosed)
RB $780,000 $180,607 - - - - - ($541,821) $960,607 0.51
Dobbs Joshua Dobbs
(Toe)
QB $990,000 $50,000 - - - - - ($1,040,000) $900,000 0.48
Christmas Demarcus Christmas
(Undisclosed)
DT $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.23
Acy DeMarkus Acy
(Knee-acl)
CB $415,000 - - - - - - - $415,000 0.22
Bussey Jr. Rico Bussey Jr.
(Undisclosed)
WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Injured Reserve: $16,394,457 $6,190,600 $5,418,107 - - - $4,925,750 - - $16,394,457 8.75


2021 Practice Squad

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a team's practice squad. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (16) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Green Chaz Green T $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.13
Joseph Karl Joseph SS $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.13
Samuels Jaylen Samuels RB $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.13
Charlton Taco Charlton DE $224,000 - - - - - - - $224,000 0.12
Archibong Daniel Archibong DT $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Edmunds Trey Edmunds RB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Gilbert Mark Gilbert CB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Leglue John Leglue G $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Pridgeon Malcolm Pridgeon G $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Rader Kevin Rader TE $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Scott Delontae Scott DE $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Sims Jr. Steven Sims Jr. WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Stiner Donovan Stiner S $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Tuszka Derrek Tuszka DE $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Vaughns Tyler Vaughns WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
White Cody White WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Practice Squad: $2,967,200 $2,967,200 - - - - - - - $2,967,200 1.58


2021 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (31) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Pouncey Maurkice Pouncey C - $3,000,000 - - - $3,475,000 - - $6,475,000 3.45
Nelson Steven Nelson CB - $2,500,000 - - - $3,670,000 - - $6,170,000 3.29
DeCastro David DeCastro G - - - - - $5,547,500 - - $5,547,500 2.96
Williams Vince Williams ILB - $3,031,668 - - - - - - $3,031,668 1.62
McDonald Vance McDonald TE - - - - - $2,727,500 - - $2,727,500 1.46
Canaday Kameron Canaday LS - $225,000 - - - - - - $225,000 0.12
Wisniewski Stefen Wisniewski G - $187,500 - - - - - - $187,500 0.10
Finney B.J. Finney C - $137,500 - - - - - - $137,500 0.07
Brooks Jr. Antoine Brooks Jr. S - $128,127 - - - - - - $128,127 0.07
Berry Jordan Berry P - $100,000 - - - - - - $100,000 0.05
Marsh Cassius Marsh DE - $100,000 - - - - - - $100,000 0.05
Samuels Jaylen Samuels RB - $64,518 - - - - - - $64,518 0.03
Roche Quincy Roche DE - $36,644 - - - - - - $36,644 0.02
Mondeaux Henry Mondeaux DE $18,400 - - - - - - - $18,400 0.01
Coatney Josiah Coatney DT - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
Brown Shakur Brown CB - $8,333 - - - - - - $8,333 0.00
Stiner Donovan Stiner S - $8,333 - - - - - - $8,333 0.00
Taylor Calvin Taylor DE - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
Bandy Trajan Bandy CB - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
Gilbert Mark Gilbert CB - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
Waitman Corliss Waitman P - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
Lockhart James Lockhart DE - $5,667 - - - - - - $5,667 0.00
Houston John Houston LB - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
Wade Lamont Wade S - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
Watson Jamar Watson LB - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
Lewis Leo Lewis LB - $4,667 - - - - - - $4,667 0.00
McKoy Isaiah McKoy WR - $3,000 - - - - - - $3,000 0.00
Bundage Calvin Bundage LB - $2,500 - - - - - - $2,500 0.00
Montano Christian Montano G - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
Nigh Spencer Nigh FB - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
Bussey Jr. Rico Bussey Jr. WR - $1,000 - - - - - - $1,000 0.00
Dead: $25,035,858 $18,400 $9,597,458 - - - $15,420,000 - - $25,035,858 13.36


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 $60,843,554 $53,221,386 $164,353 - - $18,015,583 - $131,598,204
Injured Reserve Money $6,190,600 $5,418,107 - - - $4,925,750 - $16,394,457
Dead Money $18,400 $9,597,458 - - - $15,420,000 - $25,035,858
Practice Squad $2,967,200 - - - - - - $2,967,200
Total $70,019,754 $68,236,951 $164,353 - - $38,361,333 - $175,995,719
Cap Space $11,454,336