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AkronSteel
07-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Does anyone know exactly where the Steelers stand as far as the cap? How many players will have to be cut by Aug 4th to meet the cap restrictions? How much do we actually have to shave off? If the team signs Burress and Graham, I'm sure that will add to it! Does anyone of us have any idea?? I'm kinda anxious to find out exactly how this team will be constructed but it is really kinda difficult to see through the forest right now. I know the team was approximated 10 million over when this week started but with the cuts of Starks, Flozell, and ARE how much did it actually save? I'm sure we are going to see a lot of reworking of deals and probably a few cuts we were not expecting. Any one know what we are looking at?

grotonsteel
07-30-2011, 01:55 PM
I think Steelers are over the cap. But listening to Kevin Colbert it seems Steelers have restructured contract of few players and there will be few more cuts.

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/07/ke ... ng-points/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/07/kevin-colbert-press-conference-training-camp-2011-talking-points/)

Colbert says the team tried to monitor potential 2011 cap after uncapped year and said cutting high-priced players was pretty much unavoidable. He cautioned there could be more adds and releases as things evolve and they will remain flexible. He mentioned there still possible working on restructures and that includes players in final year as well. Colbert says an extension with linebacker LaMarr Woodley is on the agenda, but doing it right now is not option because he would not be able to practice until August 4th under new CBA rules. The Steelers will be taking advantage of the three $1million veteran credits this year that they have at their disposal, but Colbert did not say which players they would be used on.