Found February 08, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

As the Browns look to catch up with their division elite, the Steelers are making moves to cut cap space.  As opposed to the Browns who are under the cap, the Steelers are well over it.  But, they are trying to get better.

Today they cut cornerback Bryant McFadden and wide receiver Arnaz Battle from their roster.  That saved about $3.5 million.

Yesterday, the Steelers restructured one of their best players LaMarr Woodley.  Woodley was set to be a $11 million cap player this season, but through some wrangling he will count $5-ish million against the Steelers cap this season.

All this really does is get the Steelers lower, but still over or close to the number.  Not that you would expect it anyway, but the Steelers probably won’t be very active in free agency this off-season despite an aging roster.

Seems like good news for the Browns, but the Steelers are known for reloading on the fly, so we’ll see.

[Related: Report: Browns could have $20 million to spend in free agency]

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