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The Steelers cleared more than $2 million in salary cap space by reworking Vance McDonald‘s contract T.J. McDonald Jersey , Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Pittsburgh converted $3 million of the tight end’s base salary into a signing bonus for this season.
McDonald remains sidelined, having missed most of the past month with a foot injury. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week that McDonald was close to returning to practice on a limited basis.
McDonald is aiming to be ready for the season opener.
The six-year veteran made 14 catches for 188 yards and a touchdown in 10 games last season after a trade from San Francisco. But McDonald had a breakout performance in the postseason, catching 10 passes for 112 yards against the Jaguars.
Pennsylvania is one of the very few states that promulgated a plan for sports betting before the Supreme Court opened Pandora’s floodgates to nationwide wagering. And Pennsylvania ultimately could end up being one of the very few states that ultimately doesn’t have a robust sports betting program.
As explained by A.J. Perez of USA Today Thurman Thomas Jersey , Pennsylvania’s plan calls for a $10 million initial fee and a whopping 34-percent tax on revenue. In contrast, Nevada requires a tax of only 6.75 percent on the gambling revenue.
鈥淲e haven鈥檛 made a final determination on whether to pursue sports betting in Pennsylvania,鈥?Penn National Gaming V.P. of public affairs and governmental relations Jeff Morris told Perez. 鈥淚n addition to the high application and annual licensing fees Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey , the challenge will be trying to make the 34-percent tax rate work — this would be the highest tax rate in the world on sports betting. For comparison, West Virginia recently passed a sports betting law at a 10-percent tax rate, which is the range most states are considering.鈥?/p>
This may keep many/any sports books from setting up shop in Pennsylvania Sam Mills Jersey , and in turn it may keep the state’s two NFL teams, the Steelers and the Eagles, from taking full advantage of the in-stadium betting experience. (Not to mention the five other major-league sports teams in Pennsylvania.)
Time will tell whether Pennsylvania revisits its effort. As it stands Sheldon Rankins Jersey , however, Pennsylvania apparently hopes to grab so much of the gambling money that there won’t be any at all.