Steelers News & Transactions Report: Steelers, Roethlisberger to Restructure Deal Published 2 months 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 Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Steelers Should Use Added Draft Picks to Move Up Steven Nelson is an Upgrade, the Question is How Big? 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 Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers News & Transactions16 hours ago Steelers sign LB Mark Barron Steelers2 days ago What Steven Nelson Brings to Steelers Secondary NFL Draft2 days ago Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day Steelers3 days ago Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers4 days ago Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Steelers4 days ago Steelers Sign WR Donte Moncrief NFL Draft2 days ago Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day NFL5 days ago Steelers Should Use Added Draft Picks to Move Up Steelers6 days ago Steelers Sign CB Steve Nelson Steelers3 days ago Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers Talk4 days ago Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Won Drama with Steelers Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Need to Take Best Offer for AB NFL Draft2 weeks ago WVU QB Will Grier NFL Combine 3/1/19 NFL Draft2 weeks ago WVU WR David Sills NFL Combine 3/1/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!