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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.
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Following in the foot-steps of Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will reportedly also re-structure his contract this week or next. For those of you keeping score at home, the re-structuring of a players’ contract is not a pay cut. It’s actually a way to convert salary money into signing bonus money.
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As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing on with their contract restructures in an effort to get cap compliant by the March 12 deadline. On Tuesday it was reported that linebacker Lawrence Timmons restructured his contract and that move cleared $5,299,750 million in 2013 cap space.
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Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports that a source has informed him that the Steelers and WR Antonio Brown have agreed restructure his contract in order to create some extra cap space.
According to a ”source with knowledge of the transaction,” Browns base salary of $4.5 million has been reduced to a minimum salary of $650,000. Pittsburgh will convert the remaining...
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that the Steelers have restructured QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s contract on Thursday.
Bouchette adds that this will free up an extra $6 million in cap space for the 2013 season. Roethlisberger had a staggering cap figure of $19.595 million, so it makes sense that they would try to get that down to a more manageable number.
The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled through a disappointing 8-8 season last year, which is quite uncharacteristic for one of the NFL’s most successful franchises. As if the team did not already have enough issues to work through in order to get back to the playoffs next season, the coaches and players have also had to deal with anonymous teammates ripping one another.
Ben Roethlisberger is set to make $19.5 million in 2013. The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to move some of that money another year or so into the future to provide immediate salary cap relief.
Similar to what Tom Brady did for the Patriots earlier this week, Ben Roethlisberger freed up cap room for the Steelers by agreeing to restructure his contract.Fantasy Spin:Pittsburgh can use the extra money to re-sign free agent wideout Mike Wallace later this offseason. Roethlisberger racked up 26 touchdowns and 3,265 passing yards in 13 games in 2012.