The Steelers still have a little bit of salary cap space to work with after agreeing to re-sign pending free agent cornerback Cam Sutton on Monday on the first day of the free agency contact period.
Sutton agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract with the Steelers that will have him count for $2.75 million against the team’s salary cap for the 2021 season.
That move comes after the team signed free agent center/guard B.J. Finney on Friday to a one-year contract worth $1.13 million.
With Finney and Sutton in the fold, the team has approximately $2.3 million in remaining 2021 salary cap space as the beginning of the new league year nears.
If the Steelers want to sign more free agents or retain more of their own pending free agents, they still have possible ways to create more salary cap space. They can restructure the contracts of kicker Chris Boswell and defensive end Stephon Tuitt and extend the contracts of players such as cornerbacks Joe Haden and Steven Nelson and guard David DeCastro. They could also release players.
Sixteen Steelers players remain unrestricted free agents, including starting nose tackle Tyson Alualu, punter Jordan Berry, starting running back James Conner, slot corner Mike Hilton, starting wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and starting offensive linemen Zach Banner and Alejandro Villanueva.