Safety Troy Polamalu is under contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers through next season.
If Steelers’ owner Art Rooney II gets his wish, Polamalu will remain with the team long after that.
Rooney said he wants Polamalu to “retire a Steeler” and fully sees the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro remaining in the black and gold.
“How we structure or restructure (Polamalu’s contract) is something we will look at in the next few months,” Rooney said, via Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but I certainly expect Troy will be one of the pieces to that puzzle. … He’s obviously been one of the great Steelers of all time.”
The Steelers have several players with large cap hits over the next several seasons. However, when the ownership group says they want to keep a player around it tends to happen more often than not.