2011 Salary Cap

Harrison & Keisel Agree To Restructure Contracts & Dennis Dixon Signs Tender

The news rolls on as Ed Bouchette now reports that linebacker James Harrison has agreed to restructure his contract to help the Steelers get under the salary cap. The Steelers are reportedly still trying to restructure a few more contracts in addition to Harrison and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It was learned a short while ago that Roethlisberger would restructure his by turning base salary money into signing bonus money. Harrison signed a six-year, $51.7 million contract with $20 million guaranteed back in April of 2009.

Restricted free agent quarterback Dennis Dixon has also now signed his one-year tender offer that will pay him in the neighbor hood of $1.2 million this season. It was reported earlier in the day that Dixon was going to sign it and now he will report to training camp later this week, but will not be able to practice until Thursday because of the new labor rules.

Bouchette is also reporting that defensive end Brett Keisel will restructure his contract as well to provide the Steelers some cap relief.

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