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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 (54) 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 $7,118,694 - - - - - ($80,593,470) $8,118,694 4.33
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
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
Banner Zach Banner RT $1,250,000 $1,625,000 - - - - - ($4,500,000) $2,875,000 1.53
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 - - - - - ($2,080,000) $2,193,066 1.17
Sutton Cameron Sutton CB $1,000,000 $700,000 - - - - - ($4,500,000) $1,700,000 0.91
Schobert Joe Schobert ILB $990,000 - $164,353 - - $472,000 - ($3,350,000) $1,626,353 0.87
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
Freiermuth Pat Freiermuth 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
Gentry Zach Gentry TE $850,000 $86,115 - - - - - ($172,230) $936,115 0.50
Ballage Kalen Ballage RB $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.49
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
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
McFarland Anthony McFarland RB $604,229 $180,607 - - - - - ($541,821) $784,836 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
Davis Carlos Davis DE $685,551 $23,376 - - - - - ($70,128) $708,927 0.38
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
Kuntz Christian Kuntz LS $660,000 - - - - - - - $660,000 0.35
Tuszka Derrek Tuszka DE $549,990 - - - - - - - $549,990 0.29
White Cody White WR $513,333 - - - - - - - $513,333 0.27
Charlton Taco Charlton DE $550,000 - - - - - - - $472,222 0.25
Rader Kevin Rader TE $303,331 - - - - - - - $303,331 0.16
Adams Montravius Adams DE $330,000 - - - - - - - $283,332 0.15
Leglue John Leglue G $256,662 - - - - - - - $256,662 0.14
Scales Tegray Scales LB $86,666 - - - - - - - $86,666 0.05
Coward Rashaad Coward G $55,000 - - - - - - - $55,000 0.03
Active Roster: $125,664,123 $57,343,316 $51,725,989 $164,353 - - $16,921,583 - - $125,664,123 67.04


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 (9) 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
Ebron Eric Ebron
(Knee)
TE $1,120,000 $2,500,000 - - - $976,000 - ($8,500,000) $4,596,000 2.45
Alualu Tyson Alualu
(Ankle)
DE $1,075,000 $962,500 - - - - - ($3,000,000) $2,037,500 1.09
Dotson Kevin Dotson
(Ankle)
G $780,000 $164,704 - - - - - ($494,112) $944,704 0.50
Dobbs Joshua Dobbs
(Toe)
QB $990,000 $50,000 - - - - - ($1,040,000) $900,000 0.48
Finney B.J. Finney
(Back)
C $990,000 - - - - - - ($990,000) $850,000 0.45
Johnson Buddy Johnson
(Foot)
LB $660,000 $124,836 - - - - - ($499,344) $784,836 0.42
Christmas Demarcus Christmas
(Undisclosed)
DT $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.23
Acy DeMarkus Acy
(Knee-acl)
CB $415,000 - - - - - - - $415,000 0.22
Injured Reserve: $19,568,790 $7,545,000 $6,402,040 - - - $5,901,750 - - $19,568,790 10.44


2021 Non-Football Injury Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a physically unable to perform, or non-football injury list. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (1) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Pierre James Pierre
(Covid-19)
CB $780,000 $3,000 - - - - - ($6,000) $783,000 0.42
NFI: $783,000 $780,000 $3,000 - - - - - - $783,000 0.42


2021 Practice Squad

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

Player (15) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Pridgeon Malcolm Pridgeon G $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Stiner Donovan Stiner S $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Joseph Karl Joseph SS $98,000 - - - - - - - $98,000 0.05
Davis Khalil Davis DT $92,000 - - - - - - - $92,000 0.05
Miller Anthony Miller WR $84,000 - - - - - - - $84,000 0.04
Sims Jr. Steven Sims Jr. WR $73,600 - - - - - - - $73,600 0.04
Scott Delontae Scott DE $64,400 - - - - - - - $64,400 0.03
Sternberger Jace Sternberger TE $64,400 - - - - - - - $64,400 0.03
Green Chaz Green T $56,000 - - - - - - - $56,000 0.03
Archibong Daniel Archibong DT $55,200 - - - - - - - $55,200 0.03
Stephens Linden Stephens S $36,800 - - - - - - - $36,800 0.02
Simon John Simon DE $28,000 - - - - - - - $28,000 0.01
Edmunds Trey Edmunds RB $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Gilliam Nate Gilliam G $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Sloman Sam Sloman K $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Practice Squad: $1,011,200 $1,011,200 - - - - - - - $1,011,200 0.54


2021 Dead Cap

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

Player (64) 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
Ingram Melvin Ingram OLB $477,778 $585,000 - - - - - - $1,062,778 0.57
Buggs Isaiah Buggs DE $802,774 $42,158 - - - - - - $844,932 0.45
Coward Rashaad Coward G $468,000 - - - - - - - $468,000 0.25
Green Chaz Green T $319,000 - - - - - - - $319,000 0.17
Edmunds Trey Edmunds RB $248,000 - - - - - - - $248,000 0.13
Joseph Karl Joseph SS $236,000 - - - - - - - $236,000 0.13
Canaday Kameron Canaday LS - $225,000 - - - - - - $225,000 0.12
Wisniewski Stefen Wisniewski G - $187,500 - - - - - - $187,500 0.10
Archibong Daniel Archibong DT $165,332 - - - - - - - $165,332 0.09
Samuels Jaylen Samuels RB $98,000 $64,518 - - - - - - $162,518 0.09
Bussey Jr. Rico Bussey Jr. WR $156,400 $1,000 - - - - - - $157,400 0.08
Vaughns Tyler Vaughns WR $147,200 - - - - - - - $147,200 0.08
Finney B.J. Finney C - $137,500 - - - - - - $137,500 0.07
Rader Kevin Rader TE $135,333 - - - - - - - $135,333 0.07
Scott Delontae Scott DE $135,333 - - - - - - - $135,333 0.07
Miller Anthony Miller WR $135,111 - - - - - - - $135,111 0.07
Sims Jr. Steven Sims Jr. WR $130,022 - - - - - - - $130,022 0.07
Brooks Jr. Antoine Brooks Jr. S - $128,127 - - - - - - $128,127 0.07
Charlton Taco Charlton DE $125,000 - - - - - - - $125,000 0.07
Waitman Corliss Waitman P $109,998 $6,000 - - - - - - $115,998 0.06
Jones Jamir Jones LB $110,000 - - - - - - - $110,000 0.06
Leglue John Leglue G $101,200 - - - - - - - $101,200 0.05
Berry Jordan Berry P - $100,000 - - - - - - $100,000 0.05
Marsh Cassius Marsh DE - $100,000 - - - - - - $100,000 0.05
White Cody White WR $91,733 - - - - - - - $91,732 0.05
Simon John Simon DE $73,722 - - - - - - - $73,722 0.04
Stephens Linden Stephens S $73,600 - - - - - - - $73,600 0.04
Tuioti-Mariner Jacob Tuioti-Mariner OLB $73,600 - - - - - - - $73,600 0.04
Tuszka Derrek Tuszka DE $55,066 - - - - - - - $55,066 0.03
Gilbert Mark Gilbert CB $46,000 $6,000 - - - - - - $52,000 0.03
Mack Isaiah Mack DT $46,000 - - - - - - - $46,000 0.02
Roche Quincy Roche DE - $36,644 - - - - - - $36,644 0.02
Sloman Sam Sloman K $27,600 - - - - - - - $27,600 0.01
McKoy Isaiah McKoy WR $18,400 $3,000 - - - - - - $21,400 0.01
Mondeaux Henry Mondeaux DE $18,400 - - - - - - - $18,400 0.01
Ankou Eli Ankou DT $14,000 - - - - - - - $14,000 0.01
Lambo Josh Lambo K $14,000 - - - - - - - $14,000 0.01
Coatney Josiah Coatney DT - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
Chrisman Drue Chrisman P $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Gilliam Nate Gilliam G $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Johnson Isaiah Johnson S $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Morgan James Morgan QB $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Nizialek Cameron Nizialek P $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Shepherd Darrius Shepherd WR $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Slayton Chris Slayton DT $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Sunahara Rex Sunahara LS $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Willis Damion Willis WR $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
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
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
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
Dead: $30,380,017 $4,735,402 $10,224,616 - - - $15,420,000 - - $30,380,017 16.21


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 $57,343,316 $51,725,989 $164,353 - - $16,921,583 - $125,664,123
Injured Reserve Money $7,545,000 $6,402,040 - - - $5,901,750 - $19,568,790
Reserve/Non-Football Injury Money $780,000 $3,000 - - - - - $783,000
Dead Money $4,735,402 $10,224,616 - - - $15,420,000 - $30,380,017
Practice Squad $1,011,200 - - - - - - $1,011,200
Total $71,414,918 $68,355,645 $164,353 - - $38,243,333 - $177,407,130
Cap Space $10,042,925