Pittsburgh Steelers' salary-cap update


The Pittsburgh Steelers are more than $10 million under the 2015 salary cap, putting them in good shape a week before all teams have to be in compliance with the spending ceiling.

The 2015 cap has been set at $143.28 million. The Steelers' adjusted cap, according to the NFL Players' Association is $144.058 million since they carried over just under $778,500 in leftover cap space from 2014.

The Steelers created $1.5 million in cap savings Monday when they released veteran wide receiver Lance Moore. That and the adjusted cap puts the Steelers around $10.3 million under the salary cap, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

And they can easily create more room through contract restructures, something they have already done with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and safety Mike Mitchell, and more cuts.

The Steelers have a tough decision to make with strong safety Troy Polamalu. The eight-time Pro Bowler and 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is due a base salary of $6 million in 2015 and has a cap hit of $8.25 million.

Polamalu is apparently intent on playing next season but will likely have to accept a pay cut to do so in Pittsburgh.

And that is if the Steelers want him back at a reduced price.