Steelers News Report: Steelers, Roethlisberger to Restructure Deal Published 2 weeks ago on January 5, 2019 By Donnie Druin Ben Roethlisberger drops back versus the Cincinnati Bengals. -- ED THOMPSON 6shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailAre doors beginning to open for Antonio Brown’s exit in Pittsburgh? On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are expected to restructure Roethlisberger’s current deal. Roethlisberger, who is in the final year of his deal, would be looking at a contract extension to play past the 2019 season. A new deal would solidify Ben’s commitment to playing, a luxury that’s been in question the past few off-season’s due to his talk of a possible retirement. The main focus of the contract restructure will be on Roethlisberger’s salary. Big Ben makes nearly $22 million annually, a number that figures to drop down based on the quarterback’s age, performance, and other team needs. With the recent controversy surrounding Antonio Brown, some are speculating a new contract for Roethlisberger would free more room to absorb the nearly $22 million in dead cap space the Steelers would carry in 2019. The future of Brown in Pittsburgh remains to be seen, yet if the Steelers are indeed preparing to ship Brown away, a restructure on Roethlisberger’s deal makes sense to accomplish their goal. 6shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:Adam SchefterAntonio BrownBen RoethlisbergerfeaturedPittsburgh SteelersSalary Cap Up Next Steelers Fire Running Back Coach James Saxon Don't Miss Steelers Part Ways With LB Coach Joey Porter Donnie Druin Continue Reading You may like Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Jerry Rice on Antonio Brown: ‘He Wants to Come Here Really Bad’ Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Latest Popular Videos Steelers13 hours ago Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Steelers History1 day ago Troy Polamalu Elected to College Football Hall of Fame NFL2 days ago Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Steelers2 days ago Steelers Confident in New OL Coach Shaun Sarrett Steelers6 days ago Antonio Brown Trade Inevitable After Rooney Comments Steelers5 days ago The Steelers 2019 Draft Could Determine Future of Franchise Steelers3 days ago Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Steelers News6 days ago Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Steelers6 days ago Which Teams Could be a Good Match for Steelers/Antonio Brown Trade? Steelers Talk5 days ago Mic Drop: Trade Tomlin, Promote Munchak Steelers Talk7 days ago Mic Drop: Gregg Williams Should Replace Keith Butler Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Joey Porter Gone, More Steelers Change Coming Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Must Trade Antonio Brown Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Mike Tomlin End of Season Press Conference 1/2/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!