Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 2/27/13

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 14: Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers crosses the goal line on a 64 yard touchdown catch against the Detroit Lions during the preseason game on August 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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 $3.85 million into a signing bonus that will be prorated over the remaining five years on his contract. Pittsburgh stands to gain $3.08 million in cap space with this move. They recently restructured the contract of LB Lawrence Timmons, so the trend continues. The Steelers are reportedly working on Ben Roethlisberger‘s contract as well. This offers immediate help, but balloons their future cap commitments to the point where they could be in really bad shape if it’s not properly managed.     The post Steelers Restructure WR Antonio Brown’s Contract appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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