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



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.

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.