On Sunday, Bob Labriola of the Steelers’ official website posted an analysis of their wide receivers heading into 2021 and noted that “turnover” is likely and said that Smith-Schuster is unlikely to accept what little the team can offer given their limited cap space.
“Smith-Schuster is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 17. And despite his pronouncements on social media that he wants to continue his career with the Steelers, he’s unlikely to want to accept what the cap-strapped Steelers would be able to pay him on a new contract,” Labriola wrote.
The Steelers have less than $5 million in cap space right now, per OverTheCap.com.
Smith-Schuster led the Steelers last season with 97 receptions for 831 yards with nine touchdowns.
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