5 recent cap casualties that the Steelers need to consider
By Andrew Falce
While the Steelers won’t be able to make a huge splash in free agency, these four cap casualties from other teams could make a lot of sense for the team to sign.
One of the hardest times of the year for NFL veterans is the weeks leading up to the new league year. Teams are scrambling to get cap compliant by releasing veterans with a substantial cap hit. The benefit of signing a player like this is that they don’t affect the compensatory pick formula, which could be big for the Steelers as they stand to gain quite a few high-round picks in the draft next year because of it. Here are five early cap casualties that the Steelers need to try and sign.
Before delving into the list, know that the cap casualties around the league have only just started. With the likely hood that the salary cap space regresses this year, teams will be forced to make more cuts than usual. More than likely, the vast majority of those cuts will happen next week as teams look to first trade their expensive veterans. This means the list of cap casualty targets will likely grow.
As well, some popular names, such as Jesse James, are not on this list due to him still being under contract as of this writing. If he gets released sometime next week, he would be yet another potential target for the Steelers. This list is specific to those that have already been cut. With that said, here are the five cap casualties that currently make the most sense.