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Contract Details Emerge for Steelers Patrick Peterson Deal



Steelers Salary Cap Patrick PEterson

The contract details have emerged for the agreement between the Pittsburgh Steelers and free agent cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Peterson and the Steelers have agreed to the framework of a two-year deal that will pay him a total of $14 million, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Peterson’s contract will have $5.85 million guaranteed, less than half. Peterson’s deal is for less money and significantly less guaranteed money than the three-year, $33 million contract that Cam Sutton has agreed to with the Detroit Lions.

The contract will represent a raise for Peterson, who played under a one-year, $4 million contract in 2022. His $7 million average annual value would be the ninth-largest cap hit on the team.

The exact structure of the contract with Peterson will need to be broken down before his salary cap hit for 2023 can be calculated. The contract will not be official until signed by both parties sometime after the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Steelers entered free agency with roughly $11.3 million in usable current salary cap space, and the singing of Peterson will likely take a significant portion of that. The team can make more space by restructuring some contracts.

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March 13, 2023 10:04 pm

Nice piece of business if they also draft a corner high. Great person to be a #1 for a couple years and teach your first rounder how to be a boss. Cheaper than and better than Sutton? Very good. Not the loonng term answer but very little risk and potentially very good value. Interesting that the Steelers management is so much better than Pirates and Penguins at this point. Trading Claypool? This deal? Getting Kenny Pickett set them up to do well in this draft without having to compete for one of the top four QB’s. They may get a… Read more »

March 14, 2023 1:41 am
Reply to  Jeremy

I still see a Corner for them at 32. I predicted Simpson, ILB at 17. The odds of that are looking better and better.

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