March 4, 2013
As general manager Kevin Colbert rakes the coals to create more cap space, their highest priced player was next in line.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger re-worked his contract to help his cash strapped team.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger has restructured his contract to create $6 million in cap space.
'The Steelers could have cleared up to $7.1 million.- But that would have pushed his future cap numbers even higher.
The move drops Ben's 2013 cap number from $19.6 million to $16.6 million.- And that takes him out of the top five quarterback cap numbers for 2013.'