The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran safety Will Allen to a one-year contract on Friday and now that the deal has been filed with the NFLPA, the numbers are now known.
As expected, Allen signed a veteran qualifying contract and that means he’ll earn a base salary in 2015 of $970,000. In addition to that, Allen also received an $80,000 signing bonus, which is the maximum allowed for his contract to qualify for the minimum salary benefit.
While Allen’s deal totals out at $1.05 million, he will only count $665,000 against the Steelers 2015 salary cap if he makes the final 53 man roaster.
Should Allen, however, not make the Steelers final 53 man roster, releasing him result in a dead money charge in 2015 of only $80,000.
Allen played in every game for the Steelers last season and made four starts. He registered 36 total tackles during the regular season and forced one fumble.