Stephon Tuitt “hopefully” close to signing an extension

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The Steelers have historically put an end to negotiations on contract extensions once a season has started, which leaves limited time for players to get something done this year.

Defensive end Stephon Tuitt thinks he has a good shot to make it under the wire. The Steelers said this summer they want to get something done and Tuitt said Wednesday that talks are continuing toward the finish line.

“We’re going to see,” Tuitt said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I was just paying attention to practice today so I didn’t look at my phone yet. I’ll see where we’re at. Right now, we’re just doing things day by day. It’s ongoing. Hopefully, everything is close. Right now I’m worried about getting better every day to get ready for the Browns.”

One sign that Tuitt may be getting that extension is a bit of restructuring the Steelers did with another one of their defensive ends. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they reworked Cam Heyward‘s deal to create $3 million in cap space for this year that could go toward a new deal for Tuitt.

4 responses to “Stephon Tuitt “hopefully” close to signing an extension

  1. It’s funny when troll’s make cap related comments which reveals just how clueless they actually are. In this case it’s proven everyday.

    Tuitt deserves to get his money and he will.

  2. Look it up. After reworking Heyward’s deal the Steelers have over $11 Million in cap space for this season and will have plenty more going forward, when a number of current players become free agents in 2018. I will be disappointed if the Steelers don’t get Tuitt’s deal done by Sunday. He’s not Aaron Donald but he is a solid lineman who can play inside or outside, stays on the field for all three downs and will start for the next five plus years.

  3. Before this year, the Steelers had been in salary cap purgatory for so long I’d almost forgotten what cap space looked like. For example, finally getting out from under Lamar Woodley’s dead cap space just last year was a very refreshing experience. It would be fine with me if the cap keeps going up by $10 million every year. Plus, look at all the trades and free agency moves this year! Y’all trolls might cry about it but this is a good time to be a Pittsburgh fan 🙂

    Go Steelers!

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