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Over the past two days the Steelers have restructured two contracts and they are planning on doing two more. This is all part of the plan to get the cap number where they need it to be so that they can do what they want in the draft and free agency. Restructuring contracts, likely, won’t be enough on it’s own, however, and the Steelers are expected to make some cuts over the next two weeks.
So far during the off-season many, including myself, have included Willie Colon in the discussion when talking about players most likely to be cut. Colon moved from right tackle to left guard last season and played well despite some penalty issues. However, it was Colon’s third straight season that ended on injured reserve. In 2009 Colon played in all 16 games for the Steelers, but since that point he has only played in 14 total games over a three year span.
That injury history, along with a large cap number, makes Colon an easy target to cut. There are a few problems with cutting Colon, though. ...
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2013 Steelers Mock Draft:
Round 1.) Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M
Moore was considered a top five pick just a week ago, but Dion Jordan, Barkevious Mingo, and Ezekial Ansah are rising up draft boards. That also means that Moore is falling. Moore has a solid frame at 6’4″ and 250 pounds, but only 12 reps in the bench press and a slow 40 time are going to drop his draft stock...
Another day and another $3.08 million has been trimmed off of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 salary cap as wide receiver Antonio Brown had his contract restructured on Wednesday. When you couple that savings with the $5,343,750 million created on Tuesday by the contract restructure of linebacker Lawrence Timmons, you will see that $8,423,750 million has been trimmed in the last two...
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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After signing a restructured contract, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger attempted to put the kibosh on rumors that the locker room is in disarray.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spent the first 80-percent of his NFL career as a magnet for controversy.
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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...
Former Steeler William Gay, 28, was released today by the Arizona Cardinals after on season with the team. During the 2012 off-season Gay left the Steelers for more money as an unrestricted free agent. He played in fifteen games with the Cardinals, but was cut today to help the team work out their salary cap issues.
Right now Gay is being labelled as a free agent bust from 2012,...
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.
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.
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.