The Pittsburgh Steelers have a troubling salary cap situation and they will forced to part ways with multiple aging veterans and restructure the big salaries in order to save some room. If contracts can’t be restructured, the players will be candidates for a release.
Pittsburgh knows the ugly cap situation they face and they have already begun to make some moves in order to free up cap space.
Per Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Steelers have restructured inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons’ contract in a move that will save approximately $5 million in cap space.
The next Steelers vet that is expected to have his deal restructured is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
On top of Timmons and Roethlisberger, anticipate the Steelers asking outside linebacker James Harrison to rework his deal. If he decides against it, which he has previously said he would, he could be out the door in the Steel City.
Look for the Steelers to aggressively make a push to get under the salary cap. They have already begun and will be looking to make new moves soon. That is a promising sign for Steelers Nation.