Steelers restructuring deals of Roethlisberger, Timmons to get under cap

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to no surprise, is in the process of restructuring his contract. Roethlisberger’s agent Ryan Tollner and Steelers officials met this week to begin the process of restructuring Roethlisberger’s deal to help the Steelers get under the salary cap room. Roethlisberger is scheduled to carry a $19.595 million cap hit and has a base salary of $11.6 million. The bulk of Roethlisberger’s base salary will be turned into a signing bonus. High priced players like Roethlisberger are always fans of restructuring because they get their money for that season upfront.
Roethlisberger, 30, has three seasons left on his current deal and seeks an extension, although the Steelers are not believed to be open to negotiating a new deal until next off-season. Roethlisberger turns 31 in March.
Meanwhile, Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are also in the process of restructuring Lawrence Timmons. Timmons has an $11.160 million cap hit.
The Steelers have no choice but to restructure Roethlisberger’s and Timmons deals to get under the cap and a few more restructures and cuts will also be coming.
Official Numbers for top-12 Cap Hits
QB Ben Roethlisberger | Cap Hit: $19.595 million | Base Salary: $11.6 million
OLB LaMarr Woodley | Cap Hit: $13.240 million | Base Salary: $9 million
ILB Lawrence Timmons | Cap hit: $11.160 million | Base Salary: $5.375 million
S Troy Polamalu | Cap Hit: $10,137,500 million | Base Salary: $7.5 million
OLB James Harrison – Cap Hit: $10.035 million | Base Salary: $6.57 million
CB Ike Taylor | Cap Hit: $9,454,166 million | Base Salary: $6 million
TE Heath Miller | Cap Hit: $7,958,500 million | Base Salary: $5.162 million
OL Willie Colon | Cap Hit: $7.650 million | Base Salary: $5.5 million
WR Antonio Brown | Cap Hit: $6.2 million | Base Salary: $2 million
DE Brett Keisel | Cap Hit: $4.9 million | Base Salary: $2.825 million
S Ryan Clark | Cap Hit: $4.750 million | Base Salary: $3.5 million
C Maurkice Pouncey | Cap Hit:$2.527.875 million | Base Salary: $977,250,000

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