The Steelers continue to rework contracts as they look to clear up some extra cap space. Now, their franchise quarterback is participating in the cap machinations. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Ben Roethlisberger has restructured his contract.
The veteran inked a new three-year, $80MM deal with the Steelers back in April. The 38-year-old was limited to only two games in 2019 as he recovered from an injured elbow, but he set career-highs in passing yards (5,129) and touchdowns (34) in 2018. He also made four-straight Pro Bowls between 2014 and 2017.
Roethlisberger joins a growing list of Steelers who have restructured their contracts in recent days. As Dulac points out, that list includes the likes of tight end Vance McDonald, cornerbacks Joe Haden and Steven Nelson and kicker Chris Boswell. When also accounting for the team’s released players, the organization has already opened up around $35MM in cap space.