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TE Miller Agrees to Restructure Contract to Help Team

Tight end Heath Miller has followed in the steps of his teammates, agreeing to to restructure his current contract to help the team get under the salary cap.

Back in 2009, the Steelers inked Miller to a 6-year, $35.3 million extension that included a $12.5 signing bonus. There’s no official word on just how the deal is being done now, but his 2011 salary cap hit was scheduled to be $5.6 million.

Miller is the 6th player to redo his deal, along with Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison, Chris Kemoeatu and Brett Keisel.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. DrGeorge

    August 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    This demonstration of team spirit and loyalty is commendable, but exactly how are these salaries being restructured? Are the Steelers ‘kicking the can down the road’ so that the franchise will remain burdened with these costs long after the players are gone? On a national level, we are presently experiencing the folly of mortgaging the future to pay present debts. Let’s hope Steelers management is not falling into the same trap. ‘Live below you means’ is good advice for everyone, including NFL owners.


    August 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    You guys are going to need more help then that. See you December 8th. Go Browns!!!!!!

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