Cam Heyward is a leader on the Steelers defensive line, and three seasons ago he was rewarded for his efforts with a six-year deal from the team.
As is normal with well paid players, the Steelers went to Heyward for some help with their cap, and he gave it to them, as Field Yates reports that the team has converted just over $8 million of his $9 million dollar base salary into a signing bonus.
It assists the Steelers salary cap situation, giving them $5.39 million in more space on their 2018 cap.
Source: the Steelers converted $8.085M of DE Cam Heyward's $9M base salary into a signing bonus, creating $5.39M in 2018 cap space. Some cap wiggle room.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 4, 2018