Chris Kemoeatu Agrees To Restructure Contract To Provide Cap Relief

Steelers left guard Chris Kemoeatu has agreed to restructure his contract to help provide even more salary cap for the Steelers in 2011 according to Scott Brown on Twitter. Kemoeatu joins quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker James Harrison and defensive end Brett Keisel on the list of players that have agreed to have their 2011 base salary turned into signing bonus money to help clear cap room.

Kemoeatu signed a 5-year, $20 million deal back in February of 2009 and has started camp this year on the Active PUP list due to knee swelling. There is no word on the restructured amount, but Kemoeatu was scheduled to count around $4 million against the cap this year prior to his restructure.

  • Bks00156

    if they cut him they would save a lot of cap and not lose much of a player

  • Steve Duncan

    Except for the fact that they don’t have another left guard, and the fact that a lot of our run game comes behind him. He isn’t the best inline blocker, but nobody else on the team can pull like him and that is our bread and butter.