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QB Russell Wilson Signing With Steelers


Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, who’s set to be released at the start of the new league year on March 13, will sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The news which was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, was confirmed shortly after in a post by Wilson himself on social media. The report states that Wilson will sign a “team-friendly” one-year deal.

Wilson reportedly met with Pittsburgh’s coaching staff and Steelers officials over six hours on Friday, per Schefter.

The deal will pay Wilson $1.21 million, the league minimum, from the Steelers, with the Broncos paying him $37.79 million, according to Chris Tomasson of the Denver Gazette.

Wilson spent two seasons in Denver, playing in 30 games and posting an 11–19 record. He threw for 6,594 yards and 42 touchdowns with 19 interceptions. The Broncos will incur approximately $85 million in dead money against the salary cap for releasing the quarterback after two seasons. It’s the largest dead cap hit in NFL history.

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