Steelers Start Contract Restructuring Talks With Agents

If any of the news below shocks you then I would like to welcome you back from your stay underneath a rock.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently working with agents to restructure the contracts of a few players in order to get themselves underneath the salary cap by the March 12 deadline. At the top of the list, as expected, is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is scheduled to earn a base salary in 2013 of $11.6 million.

Other players that could wind up being restructured are Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr Woodley and Antonio Brown and here is my post from late last December that shows you the money that can be saved by restructuring each of those four players.

Bouchette also added in his report that the Steelers met with Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, during the combine in Indianapolis to discuss the future of his client. Parise reportedly told the paper that the two sides did not discuss Harrison restructuring his contract or taking a pay cut and that they are expected to meet again in the future.

Harrison is scheduled to earn a base salary of $6.57 million in 2013 and is at the top of the list of candidates that become cap causalities in a matter of a few weeks.