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Steelers OL Kevin Dotson, Dan Moore Qualify for Performance Pay Escalators



Dan Moore Jr. looks on as the Steelers face the Ravens on Jan. 1, 2022 in Baltimore. (Mitchell Northam / Steelers Now)

Steelers offensive linemen Dan Moore Jr. and Kevin Dotson have both been named as players who qualify for performance-baed pay escalators from the 2022 NFL season, the league announced on Friday.

With the news, Dotson got an escalator of $746,013 while Moore got an escalator of $739,072. Both ranked inside the top ten of these given out from the league, with Dotson ranking seventh and Moore ranking ninth on the list. For rookies of this stature, it is common to get these escalators.

Dotson and Moore both started all 17 games for the Steelers in the 2022 season along Pittsburgh’s offensive line. While they had a tough start to the season, over the season, the rushing attack grew substantially, with the Steelers ending up as a top-ten rushing attack after the bye week.

While both will get escalators, the players still have to look out given some of Pittsburgh’s actions this offseason. It started with the signing of Nate Herbig, and then Pittsburgh was reportedly heavily in on new Bengals tackle Orlando Brown Jr. It is clear they still look to the offensive line as a place they can upgrade.

As it stands moving forward, the two will at least compete for a starting job in 2023, and they earned a nice chunk of change for their contributions throughout the 2022 season. Both multi-year starters, these two players will become a key part of the offseason and the direction the Steelers decide to take on their offensive line.

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