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    Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison restructure their deals

    According to Ed Bouchette on twitter:

    Ben Roethlisberger agreed to a restructure to create cap space for the
    Again, "restructuring" does not mean "givebacks". It creates cap room for team by moving numbers around. 2011 salary goes into bonus instead.
    Ben's restructuring can't be official until Thursday or else he could not practice because of
    James Harrison's agent, Bill Parise also confirmed that his client restructured his deal to help free up cap room.

    "Brett Keisel reworks contract too to help steelers with cap room
    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Pro Bowl outside linebacker James Harrison have restructured their contracts to help the Steelers get under the salary cap and perhaps free some room to sign players, the Post-Gazette has learned.

    The Steelers are trying to restructure the contracts of at least five players, and maybe six, to get to the $120 million salary cap by Thursday.

    Roethlisberger, who signed an eight-year, $102 million contract in March 2008, will not have the amount or the length of his deal altered, said his agent, Ryan Tollner. But it was restructured to create more cap space for the Steelers in 2011 and future seasons.

    "It was something for Ben to do," Tollner said. "The team needed to free up space and Ben was certainly happy to help out."

    The restructured contracts are not official until they have been submitted to the National Football League office for approval.

    Harrison signed a six-year, $51.7 million contract with $20 million guaranteed in April, 2009.
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    No brainer here with this restructure, high profile players like Ben are always going to be top priority to restructure. Credit Ben for stepping up and allowing his deal to be restructured and create some more breathing room for the team.

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    Ya it is a no brainer and happens every where. He really isn't giving anything. I hope his new bride understands. I'd hate to see him have marriage problems so soon. You know how crazy woman get over money.
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    James has stepped up to the plate as well to restructure his deal. Even though these players don't lose any money in a restructure it's always good to see them willingly step up and allow their deals to be more cap friendly for the team.

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    way to go guys!! way to step up for the team!

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    Good stuff...
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    Great job. Good guys right there.

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    Aaron Smith will have to do something as well... I imagine that they're asking him to take an outright pay cut though.

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    Glad to see it. Now I want to see Woodley get a long-term contract.

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