Seems that a lot of the higher priced Steelers are or have already redone their deals to help the team with their salary cap situation.
Now, two more Steelers are apparently willing to help.
The Trib Review is reporting that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker James Harrison will be next up to restructure their contracts before March 13th when the new NFL year kicks off.
The Steelers don’t expect the ceiling to increase much from the $120.375 million that clubs were allowed to spend on player salaries in 2011. They entered the offseason roughly $25 million over the salary cap.
The Steelers have trimmed a little more than $14 million off that number by restructuring the contracts of linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons, and cornerback Ike Taylor. They saved another $3.5 million by releasing cornerback Bryant McFadden and wide receiver Arnaz Battle.
“Certainly we’d be very willing to help,” said Bill Parise, who represents Harrison.
Right now Harrison is about to enter the 3rd year of his six-year, $51.175 million dollar deal, while Ben inked an eight-year, $102 million deal in 2008. Both players restructured their contracts last year to help the Steelers manage the salary cap.