The Pittsburgh Steelers signed running back Knile Davis to a one-year contract on Monday and as expected, it’s a minimum salary benefit deal that comes with a reduced salary cap charge that did not include a signing bonus, according to the latest NFLPA update.
Davis is scheduled to earn a base salary of $775,000 in 2017. Being as Davis is a player with four or more years of NFL experience and he was given the minimum salary for his accrued years in the league, his contract qualifies for the minimum salary benefit in the CBA.
Davis’ 2017 salary cap charge will be $615,000, which is the minimum base salary a player with two accrued seasons can earn in 2017.
In short, the Steelers used just $75,000 of their available salary cap space to sign Davis as the running back displaces a player with a cap charge of $540,000 that was in the top 51 salaries of players currently under contract for the 2017 season.
Davis, who was originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, is expected to compete for a depth running back spot this year during training camp in addition to being the team’s kickoff returner.
Contract Details For Steelers RB Knile Davis
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