The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of moves to free up significant cap space, which has everything to do with their pursuit of signing Le’Veon Bell to a long-term deal.
Field Yates of ESPN reports Pittsburgh reworked the contracts of defensive end Stephon Tuitt and guard David DeCastro, freeing up $13.26 million ahead of the new league year.
Source: the Steelers have created $13.26M in cap space for 2018 by reworking the deals of G David DeCastro and DE Stephon Tuitt. Each player reduced his base salary to $790K for 2018, converting the rest of his base salary and a roster bonus into a signing bonus.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 10, 2018
Likely, these won’t be the only moves the Steelers make to free up cap space. We already know Bell is aiming to set a new market for top-tier NFL running backs, and he recently made a chance to his social media handle that certainly makes a point about his intentions.