Steelers News & Transactions Report: Steelers, Roethlisberger to Restructure Deal Published 8 months ago on January 5, 2019 By Donnie Druin Ben Roethlisberger drops back versus the Cincinnati Bengals. -- ED THOMPSON 6shares Share Tweet Flipboard 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. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! 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 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 Advertisement You may like Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris 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 Steelers5 hours ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers7 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers9 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers4 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!