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The Pittsburgh Steelers have worked with the representatives
of Ben Roethlisberger to renegotiate the quarterback’s current contract,
according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
Breer adds that an agreement between Roethlisberger and the
Steelers could be reached by the end of the week.
Big Ben is scheduled to make $19.595 million in 2013, a
number that eats up a large majority of the Steelers’ cap flexibility. The team
is hoping to reach an agreement with Roethlisberger in order to lessen its
current cap burden.
At this point, it’s expected the Roethlisberger’s deal will
be renegotiated, not extended like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Even with the renegotiation, the Steelers are faced with
several difficult roster decisions this offseason. Pittsburgh could potentially
cut veterans, such as linebacker James Harrison, while dynamic wide receiver
Mike Wallace is a free agent.
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