Taking the role as the leader on the team, one Steeler veteran is stepping up to restructure his deal so that the club can get under the salary cap and so they won’t have to dump another player. The player offering to re-do his deal – Ben Roethlisberger.
It was back in March of 2008 that the Steelers and the quarterback agreed to an eight-year, $102 million contract. The contract included more than $36 million in guarantees and was easily the largest in team history.
The reason it won’t get announced till Thursday is due to a CBA rule where if it was officially announced, he wouldn’t be able to take the practice field. It remains to be seen what other vets step up or are flat out asked to restructure their deals in order to get in line with the salary cap.