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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.

Steelers – The Athletic

Club Option
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Active Players (53) 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 $41,250,000 $4,000,000 $12,500,000 $15,000,000 0- 0- $9,750,000 0- ($22,250,000) $41,250,000 22.92
Haden Joe Haden CB $15,575,000 $7,000,000 $5,600,000 0- 0- 0- $2,975,000 0- ($2,975,000) $15,575,000 8.66
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 8.30
Heyward Cameron Heyward DT $14,550,000 $4,500,000 $4,050,000 $6,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($16,200,000) $14,550,000 8.09
Nelson Steven Nelson CB $14,420,000 $8,250,000 $2,500,000 0- 0- 0- $3,670,000 0- ($6,170,000) $14,420,000 8.01
DeCastro David DeCastro G $14,297,500 $8,750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $5,547,500 0- ($5,547,500) $14,297,500 7.95
Watt T.J. Watt OLB $10,089,000 $10,089,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $10,089,000 5.61
Ebron Eric Ebron TE $8,500,000 $5,500,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,500,000) $8,500,000 4.72
McDonald Vance McDonald TE $7,927,500 $5,200,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,727,500 0- ($2,727,500) $7,927,500 4.41
Williams Vince Williams ILB $7,031,668 $4,000,000 $1,600,000 0- 0- 0- $1,431,668 0- ($3,031,668) $7,031,668 3.91
Bush Devin Bush ILB $5,146,845 $2,210,615 $2,936,230 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($11,151,498) $5,146,845 2.86
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 2.65
Watt Derek Watt FB $3,833,333 $1,750,000 $1,083,333 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,166,667) $3,833,333 2.13
Edmunds Terrell Edmunds SS $3,403,843 $1,938,789 $1,465,054 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,465,054) $3,403,843 1.89
Fitzpatrick Minkah Fitzpatrick FS $2,722,878 $2,722,878 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,722,878) $2,722,878 1.51
Claypool Chase Claypool WR $1,503,779 $910,756 $593,023 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,689,825) $1,503,779 0.84
Washington James Washington WR $1,432,248 $1,093,820 $338,428 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($338,428) $1,432,248 0.80
Canaday Kameron Canaday LS $1,290,000 $1,065,000 $225,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($225,000) $1,290,000 0.72
Rudolph Mason Rudolph QB $1,247,867 $1,014,801 $233,066 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($233,066) $1,247,867 0.69
Johnson Diontae Johnson WR $1,167,535 $884,178 $283,357 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($566,714) $1,167,535 0.65
Okorafor Chuks Okorafor LT $1,123,091 $920,000 $203,091 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($203,091) $1,123,091 0.62
Layne Justin Layne CB $1,080,545 $850,000 $230,545 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($461,090) $1,080,545 0.60
Snell Jr. Benny Snell Jr. RB $1,025,517 $850,000 $175,517 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($351,034) $1,025,517 0.57
Highsmith Alex Highsmith OLB $1,022,592 $814,518 $208,074 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($624,222) $1,022,592 0.57
Williams Trevor Williams CB $990,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $990,000 0.55
Samuels Jaylen Samuels RB $984,518 $920,000 $64,518 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($64,518) $984,518 0.55
McFarland Anthony McFarland RB $960,607 $780,000 $180,607 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($541,821) $960,607 0.53
Dotson Kevin Dotson G $944,704 $780,000 $164,704 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($494,112) $944,704 0.52
Gentry Zach Gentry TE $936,115 $850,000 $86,115 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($172,230) $936,115 0.52
Edmunds Trey Edmunds RB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.51
Buggs Isaiah Buggs DT $892,158 $850,000 $42,158 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($84,316) $892,158 0.50
Gilbert Ulysees Gilbert ILB $881,838 $850,000 $31,838 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,677) $881,838 0.49
Denmark Stephen Denmark CB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.47
Jones Charles Jones TE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.47
Raymond Dax Raymond TE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.47
Davis Carlos Davis DE $803,376 $780,000 $23,376 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($70,128) $803,376 0.45
Pierre James Pierre CB $783,000 $780,000 $3,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000) $783,000 0.44
Battle John Battle S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Brooks Jr. Antoine Brooks Jr. S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Christmas Demarcus Christmas DT $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Coyle Anthony Coyle T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Johnson Anthony Johnson WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Jones Jarron Jones T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Kuntz Christian Kuntz LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Leglue John Leglue G $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Mondeaux Henry Mondeaux DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Rader Kevin Rader TE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.43
Scales Tegray Scales LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.37
Taylor Calvin Taylor DE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.37
Waitman Corliss Waitman P $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.37
Walton Brandon Walton T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.37
White Cody White WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.37
Haskins Dwayne Haskins QB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $202,101,140 $108,549,355 $41,121,034 $22,500,000 - - $29,930,751 - - $202,101,140 112.31

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit
Round 1, Pick #24 Round 1, Pick #24 - - - - - - - - - -
Projected Draft Pool: $0 $0


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 (12) 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 3.60
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: $6,837,962 - $3,362,962 - - - $3,475,000 - - $6,837,962 3.80

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $175,000,000
2020 Rollover Cap $4,950,555
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $179,950,555
All Contracts $108,549,355 $41,121,034 $22,500,000 - - $29,930,751 - $202,101,140
Top 51 Contracts $107,889,355 $41,121,034 $22,500,000 - - $29,930,751 - $201,441,140
Dead Money - $3,362,962 - - - $3,475,000 - $6,837,962
Total (All) $108,549,355 $44,483,996 $22,500,000 - - $33,405,751 - $208,939,102
Total (w/Top 51) $107,889,355 $44,483,996 $22,500,000 - - $33,405,751 - $208,279,102
Cap Space (w/All) $-28,988,547
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $-28,328,547