The salary cap savings just keep on coming for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This time, by restructuring the contract of center Maurkice Pouncey, according to a report by Brooke Pryor of ESPN.
Steelers keep it rolling with the restructures. This time, it’s C Maurkice Pouncey, per source.
Pouncey was due a $5M base salary, $3M roster bonus and $3M pro-rated bonus this year.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) March 19, 2020
Pouncey was set to carry an $11 million cap hit this season, but by restructuring his deal, the team could potentially create an additional $3.475 million in salary cap space for 2020.
It was important for Pittsburgh complete this restructure now, with Pouncey’s $3 million signing bonus due on March 22.
Pouncey has spent his entire career with the Steelers, earning eight Pro Bowl selections and first-team All-Pro honors twice over his ten seasons.
He marks the sixth Steelers player to have their contract restructured over the last few days, along with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, tight end Vance McDonald, corners Steven Nelson and Joe Haden and kicker Chris Boswell.