The 2015 salary cap is now set and according to Pro Football Talk it will be $143.28 million per team.
Per source, salary cap is $143.28 million per team for 2015.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 2, 2015
As of right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers are roughly $7 million under that cap number after having finished contract restructures with tackle Marcus Gilbert and safety Mike Mitchell. The team is also expected to finalize a restructure with center Maurkice Pouncey this week that could potentially free up roughly another $3.8 million in cap space.
At some point during the offseason the team should be able to finalize a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and such a move could potentially free up even more cap space depending on how it is structured.
The team has yet top announce any releases and a few of those could come this week as well. Wide receiver Lance Moore and defensive end Cam Thomas are candidates to be released. In addition to those two players, we also should know how the team feels about veteran defensive end Brett Keisel and safety Troy Polamalu by the end of this week.
The free agency signing period begins March 10.