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article imageNFL: Steelers setting their own salary cap

By Michael Bearak     Feb 13, 2010 in Sports
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that they will be setting their own salary cap for the upcoming season if nothing is reached before the fall.
The upcoming season is poised to be an uncapped season, meaning that teams can spend freely to attract free-agent talent. Just the same the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to impose their own salary cap for the upcoming season.
Some might feel like this might leave the Steelers at a bit of a disadvantage, especially with certain teams that have a tendency to spend freely like the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. Just the same the Director of football operations Kevin Colbert stated, "We will operate as we always have. We will operate as if we have a cap." Colbert continued saying the Steelers also "don't want to have to do something to undo what you did" in the event salary caps are put back in place.
The cap last season was $128 million with a floor of $111 million. The Steelers have said that they will make a rough calculation of what the cap would have been and spend that amount. Colbert pointed out that it would be a bit of a guessing game but that they intend to do their best.
In the end Colbert said, "it's a common sense way of approaching things."
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