Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 2/28/12
Every offseason we hear about teams who have $20 million, even $30 million or more in cap space before they do any type of moves to free up additional money. The Bengals this year have about $60 million in cap room.  Everybody always wonders why the Steelers aren’t in a similar position and why they have to do so many restructures each year to get cap compliant.  Why aren’t the Steelers big players in free agency, if they had more cap space they could be;  is an argument often heard around the water cooler. Even if the Steelers would somehow manage to have $30 million in cap space to start out a business year, that doesn’t mean they would go out and drop an exorbitant amount of money on an outside player just because they’re available.  Pittsburgh builds their team through the draft, and they always will. They get by in free agency with middle tier players to fill in as depth but rely on the starters to be guys they groom out of college for the most part. It’s hard to argue with tha...
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