The Steelers are near the bottom of the NFL in available salary cap space, but they’ve made a move that will help.
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown revealed today that he has restructured his contract. Brown posted a video of agent Drew Rosenhaus saying that the restructure will guarantee Brown’s pay this year but push some of the cap hit to future years to give the Steelers more cap space this year.
Brown is the highest-paid receiver in the NFL, and highly paid players often agree to restructure their deals to create more cap space — while not actually reducing the amount of money the player receives that year.
The Steelers still don’t have a lot of cap space and aren’t likely to be major players in free agency, but the Brown deal at least gives them some wiggle room to get below the salary cap.