Report: Steelers hope to rework deals for Big Ben, Lawrence Timmons
To get under the cap, the Steelers need to redo the contracts of some of their biggest stars. The team hopes to restructure deals with Ben Roethlisberger and Lawrence Timmons by week's end.
|The Steelers plan to restructure Ben Roethlisberger’s contract to help create salary cap space. (USATI)|
The moves could create $9 million in salary cap room, but neither player would receive less money. They’d get large portions of their 2013 salaries as bonuses, which would spread the cap hit.
The Steelers want to move fast so they can entertain free-agent wideout Steve Breaston later this week.
Roethlisberger’s cap figure would be $19.6 million this year, fourth-highest in the NFL, if his deal isn’t changed. He would trail only Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning in cap numbers.
Ten Steelers account for more than $100 million in cap space, and the team is about $14 million over the $121 million salary cap.
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