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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 (71) 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
DeCastro David DeCastro G $14,297,500 $8,750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $5,547,500 0- ($5,547,500) $14,297,500 7.63
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
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
Rudolph Mason Rudolph QB $1,247,867 $1,014,801 $233,066 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($233,066) $1,247,867 0.67
Johnson Diontae Johnson WR $1,167,535 $884,178 $283,357 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($566,714) $1,167,535 0.62
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
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
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
Williams Trevor Williams 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
Davis Carlos Davis DE $803,376 $780,000 $23,376 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($70,128) $803,376 0.43
Pierre James Pierre CB $783,000 $780,000 $3,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000) $783,000 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
Jones Charles Jones TE $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
Battle John Battle S $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
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
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
Taylor Calvin Taylor DE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Waitman Corliss Waitman P $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
White Cody White WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Alualu Tyson Alualu DE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $169,192,222 $99,037,355 $44,906,034 - - - $26,313,833 - - $169,192,222 90.26

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (8) 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 #24 Round 1, Pick #24 $2,266,566 $660,000 $1,606,566 - - - - - - $2,266,566 $2,266,566
Round 2, Pick #55 Round 2, Pick #55 $1,069,117 $660,000 $409,117 - - - - - - $1,069,117 $1,069,117
Round 3, Pick #87 Round 3, Pick #87 $872,521 $660,000 $212,521 - - - - - - $872,521 $872,521
Round 4, Pick #128 Round 4, Pick #128 $823,706 $660,000 $163,706 - - - - - - $823,706 $823,706
Round 4, Pick #140 Round 4, Pick #140 $777,130 $660,000 $117,130 - - - - - - $777,130 $117,130
Round 6, Pick #216 Round 6, Pick #216 $694,382 $660,000 $34,382 - - - - - - $694,382 $34,382
Round 7, Pick #245 Round 7, Pick #245 $682,152 $660,000 $22,152 - - - - - - $682,152 $22,152
Round 7, Pick #254 Round 7, Pick #254 $678,938 $660,000 $18,938 - - - - - - $678,938 $18,938
Projected Draft Pool: $7,864,512 $7,864,512 $5,224,512


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 (15) 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
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: $18,767,130 - $8,894,630 - - - $9,872,500 - - $18,767,130 10.01

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 $99,037,355 $44,906,034 - - - $26,313,833 - $169,192,222
Top 51 Contracts $86,017,355 $44,906,034 - - - $26,313,833 - $156,172,222
Dead Money - $8,894,630 - - - $9,872,500 - $18,767,130
Total (All) $99,037,355 $53,800,664 - - - $36,186,333 - $187,959,352
Total (w/Top 51) $86,017,355 $53,800,664 - - - $36,186,333 - $174,939,352
Cap Space (w/All) $-509,297
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $12,510,703