Reports: Steelers restructure contracts, make cap space

Tuesday September 1st, 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contracts of wide receiver Antonio Brown, tight end Heath Miller and placekicker Shaun Suisham to make salary-cap space, according to reports by Adam Schefter.

With the changes, the Steelers will reportedly create nearly $6 million in cap space.

Pittsburgh will use the majority of the freed up money to offset a large number of injured players currently counting against the salary cap, Schefter reports.

Schefter also reported that the restructuring will move $2 million in Brown's 2016 salary to a signing bonus for 2015. The change will boost his earnings this season from $6 million to $8 million.

Pittsburgh opens the 2015 season against New England on Sept. 10.

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