Well next season the Steelers are suspected to be over the cap by an astonishing 20 million bucks. Not including the rookie class (which will be greatly improved b/c of the Rookie Scale). Now where to trim 20 million (ill just do 20, and leave the rookie scale cash to come from re-doing vet contacts)?
If cut, Steelers would save:
$5,890,000 - Hampton
$3,000,000 - Foote
$2,392,332 - Kemo
$2,109,191 - Smith
$2,500,000 - McFaddy
$1,037,500 - Battle
$1,280,000 - Allen
thats approx 18...
Ward's Salary will prolly (it better) be a fraction of what it would be (4.6 total /3.3 if cut)
John Scott is another who could be cut (2 mil savings)
I expect Farrior to return for one more season (3.8 total/ 2.8 if cut), but this year was a first where several guys made the calls on the field, not just James. Age is catching up and his importance is slipping.
These # dont include rookie scale like I said or any Steeler FAs, let alone any possible NFL FAs (not that we sign any of those).
This offseasons accounting dept better be ready to produce!
With our age, injuries and salary cap, i see more holes in our team now more so than last years offseason... whats your thoughts?