The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted two more players Friday night in safety Sean Davis and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and neither will have a salary cap charge in 2016 greater than $750,000.
As for Davis, who played his college football at Maryland, the maximum value of his rookie contract is expected to be $4,087,696.00 and that will include him receiving a signing bonus of roughly $1,172,344. His cap charge in 2016 is tentatively scheduled to be $743,806.
As for Hargrave, who played his college football at South Carolina State, the maximum value of his four-year rookie contract is expected to be $3,033,256 and that should include a signing bonus of around $693,256. His 2016 cap charge is estimated to be $623,314.
The cap charges of both Davis and Hargrave will be large enough that they’ll qualify to be included in the offseason Rule of 51.
It shouldn’t take long for both players to sign their contracts as the only thing that needs to be worked out at this point are the guaranteed amounts related to the base salaries and the offset language. As soon as the contracts are signed and filed with the NFLPA I will pass along the real numbers to you in a future post.