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.