i think he might be a june 1st cut next year
but placing him on IR now has nothing to do with it
They can designate Woodley as a Jun 1st cut and actually release him before then.
Each team is allowed to designate up to 2 players as Jun 1st cuts for cap purposes.
If the Steelers do this, his cap hit for
2014- $5,590,000 in DEAD $$$
2015- $5,590,000 + $2,990,000 = $8,580,000(remaining accelerated signing bonus) in DEAD $$$
So in actuality if he's designated a Jun 1st cut and we don't have to pay his salary.
2014 - $8,000,000(base salary) minus $5,590,000(dead $$$ cap hit) = $2,410,000 cap hit
2015 - $8,500,000(base salary) minus $8,580,000(dead $$$ cap hit) = $80,000 cap hit
I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night
Last edited by pittpete; 12-18-2013 at 11:43 PM.
This only happens if Worilds signs a contract for the Steelers. Not going to dump Woodley without a starting LB signed. I would keep Woodley around for 2014 to see if Worilds and Jones are ready and stay healthy. Maybe being demoted will light a off season fire under Woodley.
I don't think Woodley got the big contract and then took a dive. I think it's been a bad luck run of injuries but; was it due to him not staying in shape ? I believe a lot of these guys after having so much success with championships, winning a couple of Super Bowls that, they lose the focus or desire to give their all. I hardly think placing Woodley on IR is a testimony of his future with the team. Anyone that thinks we have more than a normal chance of getting into the playoffs outside of " we should be there on merit other than waiting for a blessing from above " is too over the moon with this team.