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Steelers restructure Tuitt's contract to free up $6.34 million. What is Colbert scheming next?


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The Steelers traded a sixth-round pick in 2022 to the Jaguars for inside linebacker Joe Schobert last Thursday, and it appears there's another move on the horizon.


According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Steelers converted $7.925 million of defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt’s 2021 base salary into a signing bonus, creating $6.34 million in 2021 cap space.

With the restructure of Tuitt's deal, the Steelers now have around $20 million cap space. So, what is Kevin Colbert plotting next? Is T.J. Watt's massive contract extension coming?


The Steelers could have got Watt signed to a new deal without restructuring Tuitt's deal, however. Regardless, the Steelers are in a great position right now cap-wise if they need to make an acquisition prior to the start of the regular season or during the season. Colbert and Omar Khan have done a tremendous job with maneuvering the Steelers' salary cap.



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