Report: Ben Roethlisberger Agrees To Contract Restructure

It is an off day for the Steelers practice wise, but it does not mean the front office is not hard at work clearing salary cap space as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to restructure his contract to free up some cap room for this season.

Roethlisberger was reportedly set to count nearly $16 million against the 2011 cap with a base salary in the neighborhood of $11.6 million this year. It is speculated that some of the base money this year will be converted into signing bonus money and spread out over the 5 years left on the contract.

It is unknown at this time how much of his base they have decided to do this with, but any would be a huge help. we will wait until more info comes out on this, if ever and pass those numbers on at a later date.

  • Siggy

    Should be $10 million of it. That creates $8 million in room and adds only $2 mil per year to his 2012-2015 cap hits.

  • MJ

    Will be a big help in getting under the cap.

  • Dave

    If I were a player, I’d be BEGGING to do this type of restructure. It gives you more guaranteed up-front money and as an added bonus it’s a great PR move, half the fans that don’t know any better think you actually took a paycut for the team.

  • Tinman

    Why did you guys wait until all the good free agent were gone to restructure. Ike tayor is a great number 2 cornerback not a number 1. We need a number 1 cornerback.