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The Pittsburgh Steelers will not restructure contracts before there is one year remaining for all players except quarterbacks.

By SI Wire
August 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not offer wide receiver Antonio Brown a new contract until the 2017 off-season, general manager Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 

The decision is consistent with the team's long-standing policy to not renegotiate contracts with more than one year remaining, with an exception granted to quarterbacks. Ben Roethlisberger was offered a new contract with two years remaining on his previous deal and signed before the final year.

“It was something that was here before I got here, and I am sure it will continue after I am gone,” Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It is just the consistency within the organization. It is something that we believe in and it works for us, so I don't see it changing.”

Brown signed a five-year extension in 2012 and is expected to earn $6 million this year, $8.25 million next season and $8.71 million in 2017. Last season, Brown caught 129 passes for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns. 

Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton is represented by the same agent as Brown and landed a five-year, $65 million contract last week.

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