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Steelers Used Void Years in Melvin Ingram’s Contract, Still Have Cap Space

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Melvin Ingram’s free agent contract with the Steelers included four voidable years to reduce the salary cap hit in 2021, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Ingram signed $4 million deal that will have him become a free agent after the 2021 season, but instead of a one-year contract, it’s actually a five-year deal that will automatically void after the 2021 season.

That means that Ingram will have a $1.66 million salary cap hit in 2021 and will count for a $2.34 million dead cap hit in 2022.

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The Steelers have also used voidable years to reduce the salary cap hits of Eric Ebron, Joe Haden, Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cam Sutton this offseason, after never having used the tactic before.

The change leaves the Steelers with over $12 million in offseason salary cap space and around $3 million in usable space ahead of the 2021 season.

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