It looks like the Steeler's offseason was not as bad as expected in regards to their cap situation. Although they did lose some key players on the defensive side of the ball. The Steelers managed to become cap compliant and now clear over $10 million dollars in cap space by releasing Steven Nelson and now restructuring Eric Ebron's contract.
The Steelers and Eric Ebron have agreed to a reworked contract that frees up about $3.9 million in cap space per Brooke Pryor of ESPN. This should push the Steelers over the $10 million dollar mark in regards to free cap space. It looks like the Steelers could have added four voidable years in regards to Eric Ebron's contract and converted Ebron's roster bonus as well as base salary into a signing bonus. This will help with bringing in more players needed on the offensive side of the ball as well as the defensive side too.
The Steelers have holes in their offensive line, running back, cornerback, outside linebacker, inside linebacker, and other positions that need to be filled in 2021. Restructuring contracts can help them fill these holes before going into the 2021 NFL draft. The Steelers are slowly making moves this offseason and the trend looks to be one-year contracts with four voidable years. The Steelers can still restructure Stephon Tuitt and Chris Boswell to make even more cap room.