Found February 27, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
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According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the Steelers have restructured the contract of Antonio Brown and ProFootballTalk reports that LaMarr Woodley will restructure his contract as well. Browns restructure will clear around $3 million in cap space for the 2013 season. Yesterday the Steelers restructured Lawrence Timmons contract and saved themselves around $5 million in cap space. That is a total of $8 million saved in two days and puts the Steelers at a total cap number around $128 million. With the NFL cap expected to possibly exceed $123 million the Steelers still need to clear at least $5 million to get under the cap and they will need to clear much more space to give the space to sign draft picks and free agents. Roethlisberger and Woodley will restructure in the next few days and those restructures will save another $10+ million against the cap next season. Those restructures will also put the Steelers under the cap which is the whole point in the Steelers making these moves. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweeted that he has heard Woodley already restructured his contract, but there is a sticking point. He also stated “But that sure could change by March 12.” If the Steelers scratch Woodley’s restructure and choose not to push more money into the future it will be a huge warning sign. It would show big concerns about Woodley and that would not be a good thing for Steelers fans. Even with these four restructures the Steelers will be forced to make some other decisions to clear more cap space. It has been rumored that James Harrison will be cut for some time. Cutting Harrison will save the Steelers a little over $5 million, but if they decide not to finalize the restructure with Woodley they may be forced to keep Harrison for one more season and make a decision on Woodley’s future. Other players that could be on the chopping block to create room are Brett Keisel, Willie Colon and Jerrico Cotchery. If all three were cut the Steelers would save a combined $8.5 million against the cap in 2013. The post Antonio Brown and LaMarr Woodley Restructure Contracts; Ben Roethlisberger on Deck appeared first on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog.
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