The Steelers could use Veteran Minimum Benefit on Alualu and his cap hit would be lowered for accounting purposes yet he would get a full salary.PennyBacker wrote: ↑Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:30 pmTyson Alualu had a wonderful season in '20, but does he offer exceptionally more than the combination of Isaiah Buggs and Carlos Davis for what he would cost?
With resources tight, salary cap space looks better put towards the first season of a multi-year deal for either Sutton or Hilton, as opposed to a player for a single year where youth is waiting behind him.
I'd agree that Wormley was a disappointment.
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Veteran salary benefit: Formerly known as the minimum salary benefit, the veteran salary benefit allow teams to offer a “Qualifying Contract” to any player with at least four credited seasons at a reduced salary cap hit. Under this provision, a qualifying contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum base salary applicable to a player with his number of credited seasons, plus $137,500 in additional compensation (i.e., signing bonus, roster bonus, incentive, etc. — amount begins to increase in 2022). These contracts are charged against the salary cap at the rate of a player with two credited seasons that league year.