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Steelers Expected to Make Another Move With New CB Donte Jackson

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t fare well in the trade for cornerback Donte Jackson in the eyes of many NFL analysts. The Steelers gave up former Pro Bowl wide receiver Diontae Johnson, leaving a big hole at receiver and didn’t receive significant draft capital or salary cap relief in return.

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But The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac wrote on March 13 that the Steelers still have one more move to make with Jackson.

“The Steelers are going to re-do his deal so he doesn’t count $10.5 million against the cap in 2024,” Dulac wrote in a fan chat. “Probably sign him to a new two-year deal.”

Dulac again addressed the Steelers potentially signing Jackson to extension when he received a question about whether Pittsburgh could release the cornerback to get more cap space.

“No chance at all [the Steelers release Jackson],” Dulac wrote. “And, I said earlier, they will re-do Jackson’s contract to lessen the hit. Patience, my friend.”

Jackson is entering the final year of a 3-year contract that he signed with the Carolina Panthers. The deal was worth a total of $35.18 million.

As Dulac noted, Jackson is currently set to have about a $10.52 million cap hit in 2024.

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